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Corruption accused president Japanese Olympic Committee resigns

Tsunekazu Takeda will depart in June as president of the Japanese Olympic Committee. The 71-year-old Japanese, who is associated with corruption, shall not be eligible for a second term.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the beginning of this year an investigation into possible corruption in the allocation of the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo. Takeda would be a different IOC member, have been to the Games.

“I am convinced that I have nothing illegal have done,” said Takeda Tuesday at a press conference. “It hurts me that there are now so many fuss is around my person, but I see it as my responsibility to be my last term.”

Although he the corruption allegations is always to the realm of fiction has referred to, Takeda is still the kingpin in a French investigation into bribery in the allocation of the Olympics of 2020. Tokyo was awarded in 2013 the preferred over Madrid and Istanbul.

The olympic village of the Tokyo 2020 are under construction. ()

Olympic Games begin about a year and a half

The Japanese bidcomité would in 2013 a total amount of 2 million dollars have been transferred to the Singaporean consultancy firm Black Tidings. The French authorities suspect that with that money votes were bought in favour of the Japanese bid.

Takeda is serving his tenth term as president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, where he has, since 2001, chairman. He is since 2012 IOC-member and is also on the executive committee of the Japanese committee that deals with the Games of 2020, but it is not known whether Takeda is also a waiver of that position.

The Olympic Games in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020 held. The Japanese capital has organized the Summer games, also in 1964.

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