Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto, wearing a face mask, applauds Azusa Iwashimizu, a member of Nadeshiko Japan, Japan's women's national soccer team, carrying the torch during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Grand Start in Naraha, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Thursday, March 25, 2021. The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan on Thursday and is headed toward the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 23. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)

Torch relay begins for 2020 Summer Olympics

After nearly a year of delays, the Olympic torch begins the final leg of its journey. Early Thursday morning, Japan’s women’s national soccer team took up the flame and jogged out of Fukushima for the first part of a four-month tour across the island nation.