The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will probably start at a football facility in Fukushima Prefecture that became used as an operational base for handling the 2011 nuclear crisis, assets with knowledge of the problem said Tuesday.
The J-Village national soccer education center has become a symbol of reconstruction in catastrophe-hit northeastern Japan after accommodating hundreds of people engaged in the cleanup on the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, located some 20 km away.
First opened in 1997, the middle in part resumed operations closing July and is scheduled to fully reopen on April 20.
The Japan leg of the relay will begin on March 26 and tour throughout all forty-seven prefectures in you. S. For 121 days.
The Tokyo Olympic organizers introduced in July that Fukushima would be the start line for the relay, in a flow geared toward highlighting the USA’s recuperation from the nuclear catastrophe as well as devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.