Yoshinori Sakai

 

 

 

Age: 69

 

Summary: Japanese athlete who was selected as the final runner in the relay to have lit the cauldron at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan for an event seen as a symbol of the nation's postwar reconstruction and commitment to peace when he was 19 years old at the time.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

 

Born: August 6, 1945

 

Died: September 10, 2014

 

Location: Tokyo, Japan