We’re occurring a bear hunt… on the Olympic softball stadium?
The US softball workforce say they have been looking out on their technique to the Azuma Stadium in Fukushima on Thursday after stories of a furry, ticketless intruder – an Asian black bear – have been heard the day earlier than.
The one-metre-long animal was noticed on a variety of events earlier than the opening match of the Olympic softball match, however thwarted seize and remains to be roaming the realm, in accordance with native media stories.
US coach Ken Eriksen, who lives in Florida, stated the workforce tried to spy it throughout their bus journey to the stadium.
“We have been really trying to see if we may discover one other bear,” he added. “We do not have plenty of bears again the place we’re at.”
Sightings of bears are a standard prevalence in Japan as they typically enterprise into cities and villages.
“I used to be sort of disenchanted I did not get to see it!” United States pitcher Monica Abbott advised reporters.
The bear was solely a brief distraction for the squad, as their 1-0 win in opposition to Canada on Thursday meant the favourites for the gold medal have eased by means of their opening two matches.
The Video games formally open on Friday.