The Olympic flame is seen as a symbol of peace and hope. For the host nation, the Olympic flame, lit by the rays of the sun in ancient Olympia, Greece, is one of the most powerful symbols of the Olympic Movement, and will be carried around the nation by a relay of torchbearers (TBs).
The concept for the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay is “Hope Lights Our Way.” As it unites the people around a message of supporting, accepting and encouraging one another, the Olympic flame will symbolize the sunrise of a new era, spreading the hope that will light our way.
Sunday, June 7 - Monday, June 8, 2020List of Relay Dates by Prefecture
The torch relay in Yamagata is starting from the central part of the prefecture to the southern part, and on the first day, a celebration will be held in Yamagata-shi. On the second day, the relay starts from the central part to the northern part, and there will be a celebration in Sakata-shi.
The highlights are the following;
Note that the routes contents, cities, the order of cities going around, the venue for the celebration, and the information described above are subject to change.
The Yamagata PTF will conduct a public offering, as noted below, for TBs to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay as it traverses Yamagata Prefecture.
Monday, July 1 -
Saturday, August 31, 2019
【Online Application】Valid only for those received during the recruiting period.
【Postal Application】It is valid only for those that have postmarks from Monday, July 1, 2019 to Saturday, August 31, 2019.
In addition, applications must be mailed by registered mail or simple registered mail.
|Recruiting Entity||Yamagata PTF|
|Number Being Nominated||35 people|
|How to Apply||
Fill out and submit the application form on the Yamagata Torchbearers Recruitment Special Website(URL: https://www.yamagata2020.jp ).
Contact：Yamagata Prefecture Task Force
Address：2-8-1 Matsunami, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken
Note that the number of TBs being recruited and methods for applying may vary among the PTFs and presenting partners.
|Nomination Process||The PTFs will nominate applicants based on the information provided by them, and present them to the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, which will make the final decision. Do not send in documents or other materials not required for application, as they will not be considered in the nomination process.|
|Announcement of Nomination||
The Yamagata PTF will contact the nominated TBs from the beginning of December,2019. Subsequently, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will send an official nomination notification to them, which notification shall serve as an announcement of their nominations.
Note that the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will contact those selected with details of their individual paths sometime after mid-February, 2020.
Note that those applicants not nominated will not be notified. However, in the event of an opening for a TB within two weeks prior to the TB’s scheduled run, previous applicants may be selected to move into that slot. In that event, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will notify the individual of their nomination.
Fill out and submit the application form of this website.Application form
Download the application form below,
fill out the necessary information and send it to the address specified by mail.
If you have any questions about application,
please feel free to call Yamagata Torchbearers Recruiting Call Center.
Note that the closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays except Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, September 1.
Note that the customer will be responsible for the call charge.
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