Olympic Notes: Int'l Olympic Committee To Aid Yolanda, Earthquake Victims
Areas in the Philippines that were affected by Typhoon Yolanda "will not be the only ones that will benefit from the financial assistance" extended by the IOC. Philippine Olympic Committee President Jose Cojuangco said that it "will also look into places that were hit by natural calamities other than Yolanda last November." It "could include Bohol and its neighboring areas that were hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October" (PHILIPPINE STAR, 1/20). ... Japan Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology Minister Hakubun Shimomura said that the Japanese government "plans to select the vice chair of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from the business community." Shimomura "declined to reveal the name" of the figure he had in mind. Shimomura: "I haven't obtained the person's consent yet." Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda "is among the names being circulated" (KYODO, 1/20).