The olympic flame is on Friday arrived to Japan.
the Receipt should have been a festive event, but was a muted one because of coronaviruspandemien, which even has cast doubt on the games in Tokyo for the summer.
the Flame landed with a special charter flight on the airbase Matsushima in the japanese province of Miyagi. The province was selected as part of the project 'Recovery Olympics', which aims to show examples of the region's resurrection after the earthquake, the tsunami and the atomkraftnedsmeltningen in 2011.
The former japanese OLYMPICS-winners Saori Yoshida and Tadahiro Nomura brought the flame from the plane and carried it through as honor guard, up on a stage in front of selected guests.
200 local children, which should have welcomed the flame of welcome, had been asked to stay away in what the organizers call a 'heartbreaking' decision to scale down the event as a result of the corona virus.
As the olympic flame was delivered from Greece to Japan at a ceremony at the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens on Thursday, was also closed to the public.
And when the OLYMPICS-the fire last week was lit at ancient Olympia, it was also without spectators, after the authorities chose to cancel the Greek part of the fakkelstafetten.
on Wednesday, announced The International Olympic Committee to continue to not have plans to postpone the summer OLYMPICS, which is scheduled to take place in Tokyo from 24. July to 9. august.