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Tokyo Olympics torch relay public events planned for Osaka cancelled amid medical emergency

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The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will not run through the streets of Osaka prefecture next week because of rising COVID-19 cases.

The move is a setback for Tokyo organisers, who began the relay two weeks ago from northeastern Fukushima prefecture with 10,000 runners planning to crisscross Japan over the course of four months.

The Olympics open in just over 100 days, on July 23.

In a last-minute change of plans,…



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