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July 24, 2019
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torchbearers
Kicking off to recruit torchbearers to run in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area!

The Tokyo Metropolitan Task Force will start recruiting Olympic Torch Bearers to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay through the Tokyo Metropolitan Area from Monday, July 1 which will be held prior to the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. We look forward to receiving a lot of applications.
*For more details, please visit the link below to see the application requirements.
https://www.tokyo-runner.jp/en/outline.html( External link )

1. Recruiting Period

Monday, July 1 - Saturday, August 31 2019

2. Recruiting Entity

The Tokyo Metropolitan Task Force of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

3. Number Being Nominated

165 (Several torchbearers in each municipality)

4. How to Apply

Fill out and submit the application form on Tokyo Metropolitan Torchbearer Application Requirements special website. Alternatively, fill in the prescribed application form provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government etc., and post it to the address below.

(1) Application Form (Special Recruitment Website)

https://www.tokyo-runner.jp/en/(External link)
*From 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 1 to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 31

(2) Forwarding Address for the application form (Apply by mail)

Applications sent by mail must be postmarked on or before Saturday August 31
Address: 〒163-8691 Japan Post Shinjuku, PO Box No. 39, Tokyo Metropolitan Olympic Torchbearer Selection Office

(3) Main places for distribution of the application form

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office
Tokyo municipalities

(4) Inquiries

Tokyo Metropolitan Olympic Torchbearer Selection Office
Tel: 03-6277-2459
(Reception hours: 9:00 - 18:30: Except Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)
*Excluding Saturday, August 31

(5) Nomination Process

We will select candidates for each municipality you wish to run in provided in the application.

(6) Announcement of Nomination

The Tokyo Metropolitan Task Force will notify you of the results of the selection from December 2019. (Applicants who submit their application through the website will be contacted by e-mail. Those who mail in their application will be notified by mail.) After that, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee will send a formal notice to the selected applicants, only those who are selected will be notified. (Applicants not selected will not be notified.) You will be informed you of the details of the announcement as soon as the decision has been made.

Separate Sheet “The Tokyo Metropolitan Task Force, Torchbearer” Application Form (PDF:164KB)

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

Planning and Coordination Section, General Affairs Division, Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5388-2846

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