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SBD Global/August 6, 2014/Olympics

Olympic Notes: Japan To Promote Electric Vehicles Ahead Of Tokyo 2020

Japan Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara said Tuesday that the government "will promote electric and other environment-friendly vehicles, ease urban heat island effects and take measures against heat stroke and heat exhaustion toward the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo." Ishihara: "It is important for us to demonstrate how Japanese technology can hold down the burden on the environment" (KYODO, 8/5). ... Indian Olympic Association Secretary General and wrestling referee Virender Malik, who were arrested on different reasons, were on Monday "released after charges against them were dropped for lack of evidence, putting an end to their unsavoury ordeal." The charges against both the Indian officials "were dropped and the matter did not come up for hearing at the Sheriff's Court" (PTI, 8/4).
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