— Published 11 August 2021

47 flames to form one

Jeux paralympiques

D – 1 for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay. It is due to start on Thursday, August 12th, days before the opening ceremony. But the concept is very different from the Olympic Torch Relay. A torch will be lit in all 47 prefectures of Japan. The 47 flames will then be brought together to create a single flame at a ceremony on Friday, August 20th. The following day, the flame will travel through the various municipalities of the Tokyo metropolitan area. The format of the route is still under consideration and will depend on the sanitary situation. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Village will partially open on Sunday, August 15th, with the full opening scheduled for Tuesday, August 17th, one week before the Paralympic Games (August 24th to September 5th).