Tokyo Olympic torch relay taken off streets of Osaka

The move is a setback for the Tokyo organizers who began the relay two weeks ago with 10,000 runners planning to crisscross Japan over the course of four months.

TOKYO, Japan — The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will not run through the streets of Osaka prefecture next week because of rising COVID-19 cases.

The move is a setback for Tokyo organizers, who began the relay two weeks ago from northeastern Fukushima prefecture with 10,000 runners planning to crisscross Japan over the course of four months.

The Olympics open in just over 100 days on July 23.

In a last-minute change of plans,

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