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 ...