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Embattled head of Japan's Olympic committee resigns ahead of 2020 Summer Games

30 days ago   |   By Los Angeles Times

As French prosecutors continue to investigate Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Summer Games , the embattled head of Japan's Olympic committee has announced his resignation. Tsunekazu Takeda said on Tuesday that he will also step down from his position on the International Olympic Committee. “I did...
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Head Of Japan's Olympic Committee Steps Down Amid Tokyo 2020 Corruption Probe

Head Of Japan's Olympic Committee Steps Down Amid Tokyo 2020 Corruption Probe

30 days ago   |   By NPR

French prosecutors suspect the Tokyo bid committee of paying bribes to host the 2020 Games. Tsunekazu Takeda, who also chairs the IOC's Marketing Commission, maintains his innocence. (Image credit: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images)
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Japanese Olympic Committee President Resigns Amid Vote-Buying Scandal Tied to 2020 Tokyo Games

30 days ago   |   By Time

Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics.
Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee's executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again denied corruption allegations against him.
The 71-year-old Takeda is also a powerful International Olympic Committee member and the head of its marketing commission. When he resigns, he will lose the IOC membership which is tied to his JOC presidency.
The scandal, which French...
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