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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 says not true that Osaka torch relay cancelled

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 says not true that Osaka torch relay cancelled

Local residents carry handmade flags featuring Olympic Rings at the torch relay route of the first section of the Fukushima Torch Relay in Naraha, Japan on Mar 25, 2021. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO: Tokyo Olympic organisers said on Thursday (Apr 1) it was not true they and Osaka officials had decided to cancel the torch relay in the city this month amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.

The organising committee city will work closely with Osaka to make a decision as soon as possible and announce it swiftly, it said in an emailed comment to Reuters.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga earlier said the Osaka relay had been cancelled.

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Source: Reuters

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