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Watch the Olympic flame lighting live

Olympic Flame lighting IOC/Ian Jones
The Olympic flame will be lit on 12 March in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Marking the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, the lighting ceremony can be viewed live here.

With an official handover ceremony taking place on 19 March, Tokyo 2020 will bring you all the latest news on its journey from the origins of the Olympics to the next host city in time for the start of the Games on 24 July 2020.

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