Tokyo unveils ‘cherry blossom’ Oly torch

Tokyo: Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days. The shiny rose-gold torch, which is 71cm long and weighs 1.2kg, uses aluminium construction waste from temporary housing built for victims of the 2011 quake and tsunami, said the organisers. AFP

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