Not at all interested in the Olympics but this latest from Japan’s 2020 Olympic organizing committee and the International Olympic Organizing Committee is worth commenting on. Apparently, both Olympic committees are considering holding the hardball and softball 2020 Olympic games inside the area where the events of March 11, 2011 created a major disaster in Fukushima. If the games are held in Fukushima, knowing the Japanese it will be more of a giant PR job to convince the world the Japanese have the events of Fukushima under control, and there is no more continuing danger or threat from radioactive contamination. Honestly, I have no idea of the circumstances in Fukushima or if there is any threat from radioactive contamination. Most of the world has as expected entirely forgotten about Fukushima, so this will interesting to see whether or not these two Olympic organizing committees decide to have the games played in Fukushima.
Committee Considers Fukushima for Events in 2020 Olympics
November 10, 2016
Fukushima Prefecture is up for consideration, along with the cities of Koriyama and Iwaki, which were also damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, Riccardo Fraccari, will be traveling to Japan next week to check out the three location options.
“We want to emphasize this as a ‘recovery games’ and we want to work together with everyone to move it forward,” 2020 Olympic executive board member Toshiaki Endo told the Japan Times.
“These Olympics and Paralympics are not just for Tokyo but for the whole of Japan. We only have 1,353 days left, so we need everyone to make an effort so we can put on a fantastic event.”
Fukushima governor Masao Uchibori stated that he believes IOC president Thomas Bach was moved by the prospect of hosting the events there during a visit to the area last month.
Please go to Sputnik to read the entire article.