The fire of the 2020 Olympics will be lit without spectators

The ceremony of lighting and transmitting the Olympic flame for the Tokyo Games will be held in Olympia without spectators. They won ‘t let journalists in, either. This decision was made because of the coronavirus epidemic.

This was reported by the press service of the national Olympic Committee of Greece. The ceremony will take place on March 12, and will be attended by about 100 people.
“The Olympic flame touching ceremony will be held without spectators, and only 100 people accredited by the International Olympic Committee and the organizing committee of the Tokyo Games will take part in it.”

The organization called on the authorities of the cities through which the transfer of the Olympic flame will take place to follow all the instructions of the Ministry of Health and the National public health organization.

The organization called on the authorities of the cities through which the transfer of the Olympic flame will take place to follow all the instructions of the Ministry of Health and the National public health organization.

Earlier it was reported that the lighting of the Olympic flame and the start of its transmission would take place as planned, but with some precautions. It was about canceling receptions for VIP guests, reducing the number of accreditations, and holding a rehearsal without an audience.
The Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled to run from July 24 to August 9.

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