Tokyo, 3 December 2019 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
(Tokyo 2020) today unveiled the designs that will feature on the vehicles making up the Tokyo 2020
Olympic Torch Relay Convoy. The convoy will accompany the torchbearers, helping to create a festive-
like atmosphere along the relay route and ensure its safe and smooth operation. Commencing its journey
on 26 March 2020 from the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture, the Olympic
flame will traverse all 47 prefectures of Japan, passing by many of the nation’s most famous and
cherished sights along the way.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Convoy vehicle markings are designed to embody the Torch Relay
concept “Hope Lights Our Way.” The ochre-coloured part and the flame emblazoned along the sides of
the car bodies depict the journey of the Torch Relay; a distinctive touch is added by the application of the
fukibokashi colour gradation techniques used in traditional woodblock printing to the background
While each vehicle will have a specific role such as leading the convoy, checking routes in advance and
supporting the torchbearers, they will all share the same goal, namely “to deliver the flame that will light
the Olympic cauldron in the new National Stadium, incorporating the hopes and dreams of the
torchbearers and spectators cheering it along its way.” This message will be depicted in a sash
emblazoned on the front of the vehicles, which will also feature on the torchbearers’ uniforms.
The convoy will traverse all of Japan’s 47 Prefectures over 121 days, blazing a trail of hope as it escorts
the flame to its final destination – the new Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
Overview of Convoy
The Olympic Torch Relay will comprise of the actual torchbearers and the Torch Relay Convoy of vehicles,
which will accompany them. Supported by Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Presenting Partner & Mobility
Partner Toyota Motor Corporation, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Convoy will include a wide variety
of vehicles and models, including environmentally-friendly hybrid vehicles. Its aim is to herald the arrival
of the Olympic Torch Relay along each stage of the route and to help create a festive atmosphere among
the torchbearers and the spectators cheering them from the roadside.
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