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IOC to start investigation into possible corruption in allocation Games to Tokyo

The ethics commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday launched an investigation into possible corruption in the allocation of the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo. Tsunekazu Takeda, head of the Japanese olympic committee, an IOC member have bribed.

The IOC decided as a result of a French study also the state of affairs under the microscope. The French justice discovered a payment of 2 million euro by the Japanese bidcomité to a Singaporees consulting firm.

In the mood for the allocation of the organization in 2013 was Tokyo largely preferred over Istanbul and Madrid, the other kandidaatsteden.

The money would be through-via are piped to the Senegalese Lamine Diack, the now suspended former chairman of the international athletics federation IAAF. Diack would be as a member of the IOC in exchange for the money his voice to Tokyo.

Tsunekazu Takeda. ()

Takeda did, according to Japanese research, nothing illegal

According to different sources, would Takeda last month by the French authorities in a state of accusation. The president of the Japanese olympic committee, denies that he is anything illegal has been done and says will render all assistance to the researchers.

“I’ve got absolutely nothing done wrong and certainly not people bribed with our successful bid,” said Takeda in a statement.

Previously did the Japanese justice to the assignment. As with other independent Japanese study was the conclusion that there is nothing illegal cleaved to the payment of Takeda. The Japanese, IOC-member since 2012, given the olympic committee the benefit of the doubt.

“We’re starting in close cooperation with French justice, a research and come Friday together to discuss the situation”, says the IOC. “We want to emphasize that Takeda is innocent until the contrary is proven.”

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