The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flame has been put on public display in Fukushima, where it will remain until the end of April before it is moved to the Japanese capital.
The Olympic Flame is to be put on display in the host city of Tokyo next month following the postponement of the Games because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Olympic Torch Relay throughout Japan has been cancelled after the Games were pushed back until 2021.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has said that a decision on whether to continue the Olympic Torch Relay will be made in the coming days.
Huge crowds have turned out to see the Olympic Flame when it was put on display at Sendai railway station in the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi in spite of advice not to congregate.
Strong gusty winds greeted the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flame as it arrived on Japanese soil in a very low-key ceremony at Matsushima Air Base in the prefecture of Miyagi.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee have announced that Japanese swimmer Naoko Imoto will receive the Olympic Flame on behalf of Tokyo 2020 during the handover Ceremony in the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens tomorrow.
A Tokyo 2020 delegation will not fly to Athens to collect the Olympic Flame tomorrow as was originally planned.
Tokyo 2020 has today announced changes to certain details of the special displays of the "Flame of Recovery" that were published earlier this year, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has announced that the handover of the Olympic Flame to Tokyo 2020, scheduled for Thursday (March 19) morning, will be held behind closed doors.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has once again insisted that the Olympic Torch Relay in Japan will go ahead, despite the Greek leg being cancelled yesterday.
The Greek portion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay has been cancelled after what organisers have described as "unexpectedly large crowds" gathered when the flame visited Sparta this morning - but organisers insist the procession will go ahead "safely" in Japan.
A flame has been lit successfully in the penultimate rehearsal of the Tokyo 2020 flame lighting Ceremony here in Olympia.
Tokyo 2020 have given their backing to the decision of Greek organisers to hold the lighting of the Olympic flame here without spectators on Thursday (March 12) as part of their measures against the spread of coronavirus.
Tokyo 2020 organisers have revealed that the special aircraft which will carry the Olympic flame to Japan is expected to fly from Tokyo International Airport to Athens on the morning of March 18.