Olympics-'We just can't wait', Australia's softball squad head for Japan


Members of Australia’s Olympic softball squad at Sydney Airport on May 31, 2021 before their departure for a pre-Games training camp in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The squad will be among the first athletes to arrive in Japan from overseas for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. REUTERS/Nick Mulvenney

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's softball squad left Sydney for a pre-Olympic training camp in Japan on Monday, prepared for a very different Games experience but as determined as their predecessors to return home with a medal.

The squad will be among the first foreign athletes to arrive in Japan for the July 23-Aug. 8 Tokyo Games, which were postponed for a year and are still being overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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