Justin McCurry in Tokyo

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Name: Justin McCurry in Tokyo
Date registered: January 17, 2015
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/olympic-games

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  1. Fukushima to host Tokyo Olympics events to help recovery from nuclear disaster — March 17, 2017
  2. Tokyo Olympic golf course must give female members equal rights or lose event, says IOC — February 21, 2017

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Mar 17

Fukushima to host Tokyo Olympics events to help recovery from nuclear disaster

Some baseball and softball events will be held about 70km from nuclear power plant that suffered triple meltdown in 2011

Fukushima has been chosen to host baseball and softball matches at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, organisers said on Friday, a move they hope will boost the region’s recovery from the March 2011 nuclear disaster.

Azuma baseball stadium, about 70km north-west of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, will host at least one baseball game – possibly the opening match – and one or more softball fixtures, according to Yoshiro Mori, the 2020 organising committee president.

Related: Dying robots and failing hope: Fukushima clean-up falters six years after tsunami

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/fukushima-to-host-tokyo-olympics-events-to-help-recovery-from-nuclear-disaster

Feb 21

Tokyo Olympic golf course must give female members equal rights or lose event, says IOC

Kasumigaseki Country Club is due to host the men’s and women’s tournaments in 2020 but the IOC has demanded it allows full access to both sexes

The venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic golf tournament could have the event taken away unless it grants equal playing rights to female members, the International Committee (IOC) has warned.

Kasumigaseki Country Club, a private golf course in Saitama prefecture, north-west of Tokyo, forbids women from becoming full members and from playing on Sundays.

Related: Tokyo Olympics: soaring costs set up showdown with IOC

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/21/tokyo-olympic-golf-course-must-give-female-members-equal-rights-or-lose-event-says-ioc