Olympics - Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020, says baseball boss

Olympics - Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020, says baseball boss

- Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's top official said. Tokyo organisers want to hold part of baseball's preliminary rounds in the region to support its recovery from the 2011 quake-tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis. While any such decision could trigger health fears among participating nations, the head of the World Baseball Softball Confederation insisted it would be safe to play in Fukushima, about 240 kilometres (150 miles) north of Tokyo. "It can be an issue but from the data I have received, at this moment it's not dangerous in Fukushima," Riccardo Fraccari told reporters.


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