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SBD Global/April 17, 2014/Olympics

Olympic Notes: Tokyo Studies Possibility Of Cable Car For 2020 Olympics

A study "is under way for the possible construction of a cable car that links 2020 Tokyo Olympics venues with a business area near the Ginza shopping district." Takaaki Yamazaki, Mayor of Koto ward, one of Tokyo’s 23 subdivisions, said that a construction company "is studying the feasibility of building a gondola lift that will connect Shiodome, on the western edge of Tokyo bay to Toyosu on the east." He "declined to name the company involved because it’s still under discussion." The construction cost is estimated at 21.5B yen ($210M) (BLOOMBERG, 4/16). ... The int'l governing body for figure skating "has received South Korea's complaint over the judging controversy at this year's Winter Olympics" (YONHAP, 4/16).
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