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Muted reception as Olympic torch relay reaches Tokyo

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The Olympic torch relay reached the host city of Tokyo on Friday to a muted reception. The torch began its final phase ahead of the lighting the Olympic cauldron at the July 23 opening ceremony the day after Japan decided to ban all spectators from attending the Games in Tokyo and neighbouring areas owing to the coronavirus. The public was then on Friday also asked not to line the streets for Olympic road cycling and triathlon events. Under a gloomy grey sky, organizers held a small ceremony at the almost empty Komazawa Olympic Park with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike in attendance. Koike highlig…

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