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Tokyo Olympics sports start with softball game in Fukushima • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 21 Jul 2021
A softball game between Japan and Australia in Fukushima, site of the nuclear disaster triggered by the 2011 tsunami, kicked off the sports programme at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. The event, in a sport returning to the Games for the first time since 2008, took place two days before the opening ceremony for the pandemic-delayed Games. France 24's Sports Editor Simon Harding tells us more.

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