Sites for cauldron proposed

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Olympic cauldron for the 2020 Tokyo Games should be installed on the field in the new National Stadium or outside the main venue of the Olympics and Paralympics, a panel said Thursday.

Putting the cauldron within the field would give audience members a good view from the stands, while setting it up outside the stadium would involve few technical constraints, said the panel to consider where to place the cauldron.

The option of positioning the cauldron in the stands is deemed to cause viewing problems and a decrease in the number of spectator seats, while putting it on the stadium roof is considered most problematic, it also said.

The panel consists of members of the government, the Tokyo metropolitan government and the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Based on the report, the organizing committee will discuss the position of the cauldron, along with staging plans for the opening ceremonies.Speech

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