Tokyo Bay Area To Feature Extra Olympic Cauldron

Tokyo Bay area to feature extra Olympic cauldron

Officials preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have decided to have two cauldrons of the same design. One is to be placed in a waterfront area where many events will be held.

Officials from the organizing committee and the central and Tokyo governments adopted the plan on Monday.

They say the measure is necessary because the main stadium, now under construction, lacks a place to put a cauldron for the duration of the Games.

One will be temporarily placed at the new stadium during the opening and closing ceremonies. At other periods, the other cauldron will be installed near the Yume-no- Ohashi, or Dream Bridge, in the Tokyo Bay area.

The pedestrian bridge connects two districts in the area that will host "urban sports" events, including sport climbing.

The exact locations of the cauldrons will be officially decided around February, with approval from the International Olympic Committee.