Sports & Coronavirus | Fukushima Flame display gets cancelled


The Tokyo 2020 organising Committee has announced that due to the ongoing coronavirus concern, the Fukushima Flame display event, which was initially going to take place at the end of this month has now been cancelled.

Interestingly, during the Disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear plant in 2011, The national soccer training center of Japan was used as a rescue headquarters which was intended as a symbol of resilience.

On Tuesday, 6th April, the Japanese government declared the State of emergency after seeing the condition due to coronavirus. This made the organisers of Olympic to cancel the exhibition.

Now due to the pressure from athletes and the sporting bodies, the Japanese government and International Olympic Committee have decided to push the games to next year because the opening of the Tokyo 2020 torch relay was supposed to be underway by now.

The emergency will press people to stay at home and to keep business close. This is the reason given by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after the announcement of the emergency.


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