HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


Japanese Aerobatic Team Draws Olympic Rings in Sky

Japanese Aerobatic Team Draws Olympic Rings in Sky

   Higashimatsushima, Miyagi Pref., Jan. 24 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force's Blue Impulse aerobatic team drew the five rings of the Olympic symbol with smoke in the sky above its home base in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Friday.
   The maneuver was part of the team's practice before its envisaged performance at a ceremony at the Matsushima air base on March 20 to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame for the torch relay for this year's Tokyo Games.
   The team's five T-4 practice planes drew a circle each with white smoke in the sky. The five rings were previously skywritten by Blue Impulse in 1964, when the last Tokyo Summer Games were held.
   Blue Impulse is expected to draw the five rings in five different colors of smoke at the March ceremony, as it did for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
   The team has previously performed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, central Japan, as well as at the 1964 Tokyo Games.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Mongolia Will Send 30,000 Sheep to China, President Battulga Tells Xi in Beijing
ECONOMY
1,447 Post Office Workers in Japan Violated Rules in Selling Insurance Products
SPORTS
Super Rugby: Sunwolves' 2 Home Matches in Japan in March to Move Overseas
OTHER
Carlos Ghosn Seeks US Govt Support for Greg Kelly's Return Home from Japan

Aomori Tourism Information

GOSHOGAWARA
Introduction of Tachineputa, Town of Kanagi and West Tsugaru Peninsula
・ GOSHOGAWARA 1
・ GOSHOGAWARA 2
・ GOSHOGAWARA 3
JOMON
An early culture with pottery
・ JOMON 1
・ JOMON 2
・ JOMON 3
・ JOMON 4

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos