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Disaster-hit Fukushima Could Host Olympic Events via Huffington Post

[International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach answers questions regarding the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe./ Source: Yonhap News]

By Um Soo-ah, Tokyo correspondent, AsiaToday – It seems Olympic events will take place in Fukushima. Recently, Tokyo metropolitan government and International Olympic Committee have reportedly agreed that some Tokyo 2020 Olympic events should be held in Japan’s earthquake-hit areas .

IOC President Thomas Bach met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday and suggested staging some Olympic events in Fukushima, hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. After the talks with Abe, Bach met with reporters and told them the affected areas are “one of the options.” He said, “This will send a message of confidence and hope to the people there.”

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