Yesterday, Japan announced the torch tour in 2020 and it will be great to see this go around all 47 prefectures, starting from the Fukushima prefecture on March 27,
4 major sponsors are giving the opportunity to be a torch bearer and will open site for applications on June 17. Talking to a friend abroad this morning, I realised how disconnected from this I had become. The reason is that the approach to Tokyo 2020 is overwhelming here for me.
When you apply for tickets, if you are a Japan resident, you need to go online to a Japanese language only website (1st hurdle for me) and then you find out you have 3 hours wait (2nd hurdle) and 48221 people queuing ahead of you (3rd hurdle). Do I want to make the olympics a struggle? no, so I give up
Seeing that a similar system will apply for the torch, will I check this out? no, not even considering
This may sound negative and moaning but I want to enjoy the Olympics just like anyone else, simply it has to remain a great experience not a struggle in my view