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Japan lights Olympic flame

Issei Kato, Reuters

Posted at Mar 20 2020 02:23 PM

Japan lights Olympic flame

Three-time Olympic gold medalists Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida pose after lighting the Olympic flame at the Olympic cauldron as Tokyo 2020 Olympics president Yoshiro Mori (left) watches during a ceremony at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Base in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture on Friday. Japan gave assurance that it is doing its best to hold a “safe and secure” Tokyo Olympics as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.