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Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal

WorldNews Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandalTOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year’s Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday he will stand down when his term ends in June, but again denied corruption allegations against him. Takeda is also a powerful International Olympic Committee member and the head of its marketing commission. He holds the IOC spot by virtue of the Japanese presidency. He said it was his own decision, and in the interests of the future of the Japanese Olympic Committee. “I would like to...
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​French prosecutors placed Takeda under formal investigation for “active corruption” last December.

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