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JApanese practiced the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics torch relay on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday.But the rehearsal comes when there were fears that the coronavirus epidemic would delay or impact the hosting of the Games. Japan, among the most affected countries outside of China, where the virus is believed to have originated, reported its first death from the virus on Friday.

The handover in Hamura City was part of a dress rehearsal for the organizers of Tokyo 2020, who imitated three legs of the relay which will last 121 days in preparation for the Olympic Games which begin on July 24.

However, the organizers said the cancellation or postponement was not planned and that the Olympics would go ahead as planned.


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