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Tokyo Olympic relay to start in disaster-hit Fukushima

TOKYO: Tokyo Olympic organisers said Thursday (Jul 12) that the torch relay for the 2020 Summer Games will begin in Fukushima, a region devastated by the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster.

The route for the relay, scheduled to start on Mar 26, 2020, was approved by the Japanese organising committee at a meeting with government officials.

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