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Oh, so they’re gonna glow then!

Finally here is the design of the torch https://tokyo2020.org/en/special/torch/olympic/design/

Video of production of the torches YouTube VIDEO Personally, I like the design. I think the miniatures make cute keychains. Hope Lights Our Way

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For me the design of the torch is perfect and coherent with the simplicity of the brand so far. People who say "we expected more from Japan" obviously don't know how japan design really is. They have always had preferrence on simplicity and minimalism. Sometimes, less is better. And the torch does look better when lit.

Torchbearer uniforms are alright. They do remind me a tiny bit of the Peruvian football team and Rayo Vallecano kits, though. :lol: At least they finally gave a break to the last two uniforms which looked too much like jumpsuits to my taste.

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Concept movie of the torch relay released a couple of weeks ago.

 

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/\/\  Funny, that they skipped the "logo" design entirely on the uniforms.

And will this also be the Paralympic torch -- or will have it have one petal less?  :blink:

It's still there, on the back of the shirt.

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Organizers look to snuff out torch relay videos on social media

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics indicated Friday they will not permit individuals to upload video they shoot of the Olympic torch relay to social media sites.

According to the organizing committee, uploading video of the torch relay that would allow anyone to view the images would infringe on the rights of the event's broadcasters and therefore violate International Olympic Committee rules.

Those rules have been cited as the rationale for prohibiting spectators in Olympic venues from uploading video they shoot there to social media. Organizers said that the IOC could take action to remove any video of the torch relay that is discovered on social network sites.

Date:February 29, 2020

News source:Mainichi Japan

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200229/p2g/00m/0na/028000c

 

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For an event which is supossed to raise more awareness and support for the Olympics, they are really trying hard to make people uninterested. :rolleyes:

Also, what I feared would happen due to COVID19 outbreak is now pretty much gonna happen

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1091121/tokyo-2020-downsizing-torch-relay-virus

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Tokyo 2020 to consider downsizing Torch Relay because of coronavirus

Tokyo 2020 is considering downsizing the Torch Relay for this year's Olympic Games because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to chief executive Toshirō Mutō.

Japanese media quoted Muto as saying the relay, considered an important event in the build-up to the Games, could be reduced in size as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Muto insisted the Torch Relay, which begins in the disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture on March 29, would not be cancelled despite the outbreak.

Scaling down the size of the departure and arrival ceremonies could be among the measures put in place by Tokyo 2020 amid fears over the virus, which has so far killed 2,770 people and infected more than 81,000 worldwide.

"Bringing spectators together in large numbers increases the risk of infection," Mutō said, according to the Kyodo news agency.

"Downsizing is among the approaches we can consider."

The virus has had a significant impact on Olympic qualifiers and sparked suggestions the Games may be postponed or cancelled - claims which organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have consistently played down.

Richard Pound, the IOC's most senior member, told the Associated Press this week they did not have to make a decision until late May.

Pound said the Games could be cancelled if the virus, given the official title of COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, is not under control by that time.

"You could certainly go to two months out if you had to," the 77-year-old Canadian said.

"A lot of things have to start happening. 

"You've got to start ramping up your security, your food, the Olympic Village, the hotels, the media folks will be in there building their studios.

"This is the new war and you have to face it. 

"In and around that time, I'd say folks are going to have to ask: 'Is this under sufficient control that we can be confident about going to Tokyo, or not?"

In response to Pound's comments, Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto dismissed the concerns and reiterated the Games, scheduled to begin with the Opening Ceremony on July 24, would go ahead as planned.

"All we'll be doing is to prepare to host the Games with ease of mind and to satisfy the IOC," Hashimoto added.

The outbreak has forced the cancellation, postponement or relocation of dozens of events, including World Championships and Olympic qualifiers.

The J-League, the top level football league in the country, announced this week that it had postponed all official matches across its three divisions until March 15.

Tokyo 2020 has also postponed the training of Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteers due to the outbreak.

There are 172 cases of the coronavirus in Japan, which has so far reported two deaths.

A further four have died on a cruise ship which has been quarantined in Yokohama since February 3, although Japan is not counting these deaths in its overall tally.

The Japanese Government has been criticised in recent weeks for an alleged failure to respond to the crisis.

 

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Olympic organizers allow uploading torch relay videos on social media

The organizing committee of this summer’s Tokyo Games said individuals are allowed to post video they shoot at the Olympic torch relay to their social media sites.

The organizers had indicated last week that uploading such content on the internet would be prohibited but corrected themselves Monday after checking with the International Olympic Committee.

The IOC recommends individuals shoot video for personal use and share it online as long as it is not used for business or promotional purposes, according to the Tokyo organizers.

They said Friday that online uploads would infringe the rights of the events’ broadcasters and therefore violate IOC rules.

The Japan leg of the torch relay is scheduled to start March 26. The flame is scheduled to visit all 47 prefectures before making its entrance at the opening ceremony in the new National Stadium on July 24.

Date:March 2, 2020

News source:The Japan Times

Link to this article:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/03/02/national/olympic-organizers-allow-uploading-torch-relay-videos-social-media/#.Xl3y-SH7TIV

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The final torchbearer could be anyone, especially if they are wearing a mask!  That could be the start of another digital-Olympic-only promotion: guess the identity of the Masked Torchlighter, and the winner gets tix to the CLosing Ceremony!!  B)

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