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French Prosecutors Investigating Japanese Olympic Committee President On Tokyo 2020 Bid Corruption Charges

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French prosecutors are investigating Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President Tsunekazu Takeda on “active corruption” charges relating to suspicious payments made while Tokyo was bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games. According to La Monde, the formal investigation of Takeda began December 10 by France’s financial crimes office as part of its wide-ranging look into sports corruption, including […]

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It can't be comfortable for the IOC to have the county hosting in 2024 prosecuting the leader of the Olympic committee in the country hosting in 2020. On the positive side it must be nice for the IOC to remember an era where people would actually pay them bribes for the right to host their big show, when today citizens would seemingly prefer to bribe them to get out of hosting the Olympics.

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2 hours ago, Nacre said:

It can't be comfortable for the IOC to have the county hosting in 2024 prosecuting the leader of the Olympic committee in the country hosting in 2020. On the positive side it must be nice for the IOC to remember an era where people would actually pay them bribes for the right to host their big show, when today citizens would seemingly prefer to bribe them to get out of hosting the Olympics.

Meh.  The United States was investigating FIFA when that whole mess came to light.  How'd that work out for them?  This isn't like Switzerland in the late 90s where it might have cost them Sion in 2006.  Paris already has their Olympics.  The IOC has enough to handle without having to worry about their feelings towards France, whom the IOC desperately needs to be successful.

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