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Japan Olympic official denies corruption charges

Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, has denied corruption allegations against him concerning reported bribes paid to be awarded the rights to host the 2020 Olympics.
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Japan Olympic official Takeda denies corruption allegations

TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, has denied corruption allegations against him concerning reported bribes paid to be awarded the rights to host the 2020 Olympics. A French prosecutor is investigating Takeda, who is reportedly linked to about $2 million in payments in 2013 […]
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Probe of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation, suspected by French investigators of authorizing the payment of […]
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Probe of IOC's Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

One Tokyo newspaper has said a "Black Cloud" is hanging over the Tokyo Olympics as French prosecutors weigh corruption allegations against the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee.            [Author: AP]
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IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption

PARIS (AP) — International Olympic Committee marketing chair Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for suspected corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, France’s financial crimes office said Friday. The National Financial Prosecutors office said Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal investigation for “active corruption” on Dec. […]
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Recent Concerns Over The Olympic Bidding Process Are Not Justified

By: Leigh Steinberg ORIGINAL POST on Forbes.com Every two years, cities vying for the opportunity to host the Olympic Games make a bid to do so with the International Olympic Committee ("IOC"). After a lengthy process entailing several investigations of the cities bidding for the Olympics, the IOC makes the final decision on which city is best suited to host the applicable games. This was the process that Rio de Janeiro went through to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Tokyo went through the sa...
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Guttered by tenpin snub: Jason Belmonte's disappointment at Olympic omission

Jason Belmonte was unable to hide his disappointment at a decision to deny tenpin bowling entry to the Olympic Games ORANGE'S Jason Belmonte was unable to hide his disappointment at a decision to deny tenpin bowling entry to the Olympic Games. On Monday night the Japanese Olympic Committee announced five sports which they would recommend to the International Olympic Committee for inclusion in the 2020 games, to be held in the Japanese capital.
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