Kazuchika Okada To Serve As Olympic Torch Runner For 2020 Olympics

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Kazuchika Okada has been confirmed as one of the Olympic torch runners for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. According to a new press announcement (via run-aichi.jp/) detailing the relay route, Okada will be a torchbearer on April 7, 2020.

According to his runner profile (translated from Japanese), Anjo City is not only where Okada was born and raised, but where his parents still live. Okada says by getting to be an Olympic torch runner in Anjo City, he wants to make his hometown and those that have supported him in his career proud.

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