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Olympic sports were intended as celebration of Fukushima’s ”recovery” from nuclear disaster, but that didn’t work.

Fukushima, intended to celebrate recovery from nuclear disaster, will have an ‘unfortunate’ lack of fans for Japan’s Olympic baseball game, By Blake Essig, Emiko Jozuka and George Ramsay, CNN July 28, 2021

After a 13-year hiatus, baseball is returning to the Olympics — although no fans will be there to witness it.

It’s a particular disappointment for the city of Fukushima, where the Olympics was supposed to celebrate the region’s recovery from a nuclear disaster more than a decade ago……….

…………  Iwamura adds that staging the Olympics in Japan is “controversial,” but hopes that a successful Games can “spread the possibilities of overcoming difficulties” — a particularly important message for Fukushima and one the city hopes to embody by hosting global sporting events……. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/28/sport/fukushima-olympics-baseball-spt-intl/index.html

July 29, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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