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USA Softball Cancels Remainder Of 2020 Stand Beside Her Tour

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USA Softball has announced the cancellation of the remainder of its 2020 "Stand Beside Her" Olympic tour.

The news comes in the wake of the recent worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, which has resulted in the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The next Summer Games will now take place beginning in July 2021.

"We understand the disappointment that may come with this decision as the softball community has waited 12 years to see the sport of softball return to the Olympic stage and have a U.S. Olympic Softball Team come to their city," USA Softball said in a statement. "Although the wait for our sport’s return to the Olympic Games has been delayed a bit longer, we can’t wait to watch these resilient athletes get back on the field when the day finally comes."

The statement added that future "Stand Beside Her" tour dates and stops have yet to be determined.   

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