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Tokyo2020 Olympic Torch Relay

About the Torch Relay

To celebrate the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Olympic Torch Relay will take place in every prefecture in Japan.

Tokyo 2020 Official Website: Olympic Torch Relay (external website) 外部サイト

The relay in Shimane Prefecture will take place over two days: 16 (Sat) - 17 (Sun) May 2020.

 

 

Outline of Route in Shimane

16 May 2020 (Sat): Tsuwano → Chibu → Masuda → Hamada → Gotsu → Kawamoto → Ohnan

17 May 2020 (Sun): Ohda → Izumo → Unnan → Okuizumo → Okinoshima → Yasugi → Matsue

 

※ Due to ongoing planning with the Organizing Committee, there is a possibility of route changes

※ Within each municipality, the relay will be conducted by the torchbearers; once finished in one municipality, the torch will be transferred to the next municipality by vehicle.

※ Details of the relay routes within each municipality will be announced after the end of this year.

 

Torchbearer Recruitment

We are recruiting torchbearers to run in municipalities within Shimane Prefecture.

 

1. Application Period

      1 July 2019 (Monday) – 31 August 2019 (Saturday)

 

2. Outline of Recruitment

     ・Approximately 10,000 runners nationwide

     ・Plans are to have 160-180 runners for each prefecture

     ・Each Prefectural Task Force (hereinafter “PTF”), as well as the 4 Presenting Partners (※) will advertise for candidates.

              ※ Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited, Toyota Motor Corporation,

                Nippon Life Insurance Company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

                Tokyo 2020 Official Website: Olympic Torch Relay (external website)外部サイト

     ・1 application can be submitted to each of the advertisers, for a maximum of 5 possible applications per person.

        “Applying to multiple Presenting Partners” or “Simultaneous application to Presenting Partners and a PTF” are possible, but “Applying to multiple PTFs” is not allowed.

     ・Applications made to the Shimane PTF can be made by the “Shimane Electronic Application Service” or by mail.

 

3. Number of Runners to be Recruited

       Approximately 30 people

 

4. Overview of Application Conditions (※ Please refer to entrance requirements for details)

  (1) Those born before 1 April 2008

      (2) As a general rule, those who currently are living, working, or enrolled in school in Shimane Prefecture, or have done so in the past; those who have an affinity with Shimane Prefecture.

      (3) National Diet members or regional legislators/heads of local governments cannot be runners.

      (4) Religious leaders, or those deemed to be applying for religious show/achievements cannot be runners.
      (5) While taking into consideration a balance of nationality, disability, gender, and age, selection will be made from a wide field of applicants.

 

5. Selection

    ・After the Shimane Prefectural Task Force selects candidates, it will recommend those candidates to the Organizing Committee, who will give final approval. If you are selected to be a torchbearer, you will be notified by email or mail after December of this year.

 

Application Requirements

Electronic Application

・availablefrom1July

・For online submission of applications, please complete this application form. (Shimane Electronic Application Service)(外部サイト)

Note: You may submit an online application without making a user account. This service is NOT available in English; for applications in English, please apply by mail.

 

(Application Process)

1. Select the appropriate link name (東京2020オリンピック聖火リレー聖火ランナー応募), 2 .confirm procedure contents and consent to the User Agreement, 3. enter your email address, 4. receive a confirmation email, 5. access the URL in the confirmation email, 6.fill in the necessary fields, 7.confirm; 8. application is complete.

 

Application by Mail

・Please fill in the necessary fields on the application form, insert it into an envelope of your choice with the words “Runner Application” written in red letters on the front, and mail it to the address below:

・DeadlineAugust31(Saturday)Postmarkingisvalid.

 

            Shimane Olympic Torch Relay Prefectural Task Force

            Sports Promotion Division, Department of Environment and Civic Affairs,

            Shimane Prefectural Government

            1 Tonomachi, Matsue-shi, Shimane-ken 〒690-8501

 

Application Form

Paper application forms will be distributed from 1 July (Monday) at the Sports Promotion Division (Shimane Prefectural Government), as well as at your nearest municipal sports division.

Japanese version (Available through the Shimane Electronic Application Service, or by mail)

English version (only available in paper format, for submission by mail)

 

Contact Information

SportsPromotionDivision

1Tonomachi,Matsue-shi,Shimane-ken〒690-8501(EastBuilding)

TEL:0852-22-6439Japaneseonly

FAX:0852-22-6767

Email:sports-shinkou@pref.shimane.lg.jp

 


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TEL:0852-22-6439(代表)
FAX:0852-22-6767
E-mail:sports-shinkou@pref.shimane.lg.jp