the Transfer of fire to the organizers of the Olympic games 2020 in Tokyo will be held March 19 at the Athens stadium “Panathinaikos” without spectators and accredited journalists
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the Transfer of fire to the organizers of the Olympic games 2020 in Tokyo will be held March 19 at the Athens stadium “Panathinaikos” without spectators and accredited journalists.
“the national Olympic Committee took the decision that the handover of the Olympic flame to the organizing Committee of the “Tokyo 2020” on Thursday, March 19, will be held at the stadium “Panathinaikos” behind closed doors. Following the instructions of the Greek state to curb the pandemic and coronavirus for protection of public health, issued accreditation cards for journalists are ineffective to log on to the ceremony”, – stated in the message of the National Olympic Committee of Greece.
Earlier it was reported that the ceremony of transfer of Olympic fire will pass without an audience, but accredited reporters are expected to allow for lighting.
NOK also reported Sunday that its offices will be closed from Monday, March 16, until further notice.
the Solemn ceremony of lighting the fire for the Games 2020 in Tokyo состоялась12 March in Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese. Journalists neither a dress rehearsal nor actual ceremony was not allowed.
From Ancient Olympia started in Greece ectAfet the Olympic flame for the games of 2020 in Tokyo, but was stopped March 13, when it arrived at Sparta, where also came hundreds of people to see invited as a torch bearer of the Hollywood star Gerard Butler, who played the famous Spartan king Leonidas in the movie “300”.
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the Relay stopped because of fears of the spread of coronavirus, citing “unexpectedly large crowd of people who came to the ceremony of Olympic flame in Sparta, despite repeated recommendations of the public not to gather for ceremonies.” Summer Olympics in Tokyo scheduled for July 24 – August 9.