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Countdown to Tokyo: Australian softball team arrives in Japan

(KYMA, KECY/ NBC News) - Australia's Olympic softball team arrived in Japan on Tuesday, with the squad among the earliest arrivals for the postponed Tokyo games.

The team has arrived at a time of mounting pressure of Japanese Organizers, with polls in Japan showing a majority of people want the Olympics delayed again or canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and other prefectures were extended until June 20th as Covid-19 cases continue to put the medical system under strain.

Cancellation pressure grows daily on Tokyo and the International Olympic Committee as more questions arise about the risks of bringing 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from more than 200 countries and territories into Japan.

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