Olympics: Iwaki city seeks to horde baseball, softball diversion in 2020

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21:06 9 Sep 2016

TOKYO, Sept. 9, Kyodo

Iwaki Mayor Toshio Shimizu on Friday presented a ask to 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers, seeking to horde a ball and softball diversion in a city in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

Shimizu submitted a ask to Yoshiro Mori, boss of a Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee, and Toshiei Mizuochi, comparison clamp apportion of both a sports method and a Cabinet Office.

The ask comes as Tokyo Olympic organizers are arranging to theatre one first-round diversion any for ball and softball in Fukushima Prefecture, one of a areas hardest strike by a 2011 trembler and tsunami disaster, as partial of reformation efforts.

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