Olympic Notes: TEPCO Eyes Restoring Football Facility Used For Fukushima Operation
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is looking at moving its base for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis operations from a football training center "so the facility can revert to its original function" around '18. With the cooperation of the Japan FA and local governments, TEPCO expects the so-called "J Village" -- located about 20km away from the crippled plant -- to be used by football teams "that will visit Japan for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo" (KYODO, 11/25). ... Sitting volleyball and judo "are set to move venues to resolve logistical concerns ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games." Due to size constraints, "sitting volleyball is set to be moved from the much larger Olympic Hall." Judo "is set to be moved out of Olympic Hall One to the neighbouring Hall Two" (INSIDE THE GAMES, 11/24). ... Olympic sports federations "will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes" at the 2016 Rio Games. FINA, the world governing body of swimming, said Friday that "its sports medicine committee would check water conditions before the Games" (AP, 11/24).