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Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch begins long journey across Japan

The torch relay for the delayed Tokyo Olympics has started. The event kicked off in Fukushima, the area hit by the 2011 earthquake. It marked the start of a four-month countdown to the summer Games in Tokyo. The ceremony was closed to the public due to Covid-19 restrictions. The first runner with the torch was Azusa Iwashimizu, a player from the Japan team that won the Women's World Cup in 2011. Read the full story here: Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ► Get the latest headlines: and are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.
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