The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has announced that the concept behind the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be “Share Your Light”.
This expresses Tokyo 2020’s determination to help achieve a fully-inclusive society by the gathering and meeting of the “light” – human beings – who provide hope and support to others.
The International Paralympic Committee’s underlying vision for the Torch Relay is “The Paralympic flame is for everyone – the accumulation of everyone’s passion for the Paralympic Games generates the flame”.
Supporting this vision, Tokyo 2020 aims to maintain the momentum and excitement of the Olympics during the period of transition to the Paralympics, and to communicate their spirit and values: Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality.
It is also hoped Tokyo 2020 will give everyone an opportunity to reflect on a new partnership between humans, and between humans and society, and help everyone to realise that there is “unity in diversity”.
The Paralympic Torch Relay route will run through the host city Tokyo, as well as through Saitama, Chiba and Shizuoka prefectures, each of which will be hosting Paralympic events.