Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch unveiled
March 20, 2019 | 9:07 PM
by Times News Service
Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay Ambassador, Japanese athlete Tadahiro Nomura (R) and torch designer Tokujin Yoshioka unveil the prototype of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo: Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days.

The top part of the torch is shaped in the traditional emblem of the sakura, or cherry blossom using the same cutting-edge technology as in production of Japan's bullet trains, the organisers said.

Aluminum recycled from temporary housing used in areas struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster will be used to manufacture the torch.

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