Australia's Olympic softball team arrives in Japan

1 June 2021
2021-06-01 12:00

The Australian Olympic softball team arrived in Japan on Tuesday, with the squad among the earliest arrivals for the postponed Tokyo 2020 games. A plane carrying the team touched down at an airport in Narita, where the squad will travel from to a camp in Ota City, north of Tokyo.

The softball squad have arrived at a time of mounting pressure on Japanese organizers, with polls in Japan showing a majority of people want the Olympics delayed again or canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancellation pressure grows daily on Tokyo and the International Olympic Committee as more questions arise about the risks of bringing 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from more than 200 countries and territories into Japan.


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