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Exclusive: Japan businessman paid $8.2 million by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe
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April 2, 2020— A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan's bid.
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Reuters: Tokyo 2020 Gave $8.2M To Businessman Who Gave Gifts To Olympic Broker
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April 1, 2020— A new report from British news agency Reuters casts light on huge cash payments and expensive gifts involved in the selection of Tokyo as the 2020 Olympic hosts. The main figure in the story is Haruyuki Takahashi, a former advertising executive who was paid $8.2 million by the committee that headed Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics. Takahashi admitted to Reuters that he gave gifts to former Olympic powerbroker Lamine Diack , who faces numerous allegations of corruption in sport governance. Diack is a Senegalese sporting official who was president of the international athletics fe ...
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Japan businessman admits giving gifts for successful Tokyo Olympic bid
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March 31, 2020— Haruyuki Takahasi, who lobbied IOC members including Lamine Diack, was the single largest recipient of money from the Tokyo bid committee.
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