1964 Olympic flame relit at national Stadium in Tokyo

The Olympic cauldron was reignited to celebrate Japan's winning 2020 bid Credit: Reuters/Kyodo

A flame has been ignited at the Olympic cauldron, which was used at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, at Tokyo's National Stadium to celebrate the city's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

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Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics

Tokyo is celebrating being named as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Japanese capital saw off bids from Istanbul and Madrid to succeed London and Rio in hosting the sporting world's most prized events.