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French probe casts light on dark practices in Tokyo’s Olympics bid

French prosecutors launched moves last week to possibly indict the chairman of Japan’s National Olympic Committee and former head of the 2020 Olympic Bid Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, for alleged bribery helping Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo was selected as the 2020 Olympic host city in 2013, beating Istanbul and Madrid. It was an uphill battle for Japan […]

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