So far, the only North Korean athletes to qualify for the Pyeongchang Games are a pairs figure skating team but it is not clear if they will be among North Korea’s delegation, which would number about 550 people and may also include a pop orchestra and supporters.
A sea of brightly coloured banners and advertisements decorated the Fukushima train station in early November to celebrate coming road races, and Fukushima United, the local football club. There are new professional baseball and basketball franchises in the region, too. They carry inspirational names like the Hopes and the Firebonds, the latter signifying the spirit of a team connecting to the community, says 21-year-old basketball player Wataru Igari.
Almost seven years later, pockets of the prefecture — mainly in its namesake capital city — are attempting to change its perception through sports. “We are looked at like Chernobyl,” said Saito Nobuyuki, who was born in Fukushima and now owns Sportsland, a sporting goods store here. “It’s difficult to change.”Akinori Iwamura is among those hoping to rehabilitate Fukushima’s name. Iwamura was the starting second baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 World Series.
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Selecting a term
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