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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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Tokyo 2020 Board Members ‘Paid Millions & Gave Gifts To Olympic Bosses Ahead Of Bid Vote’
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 1, 2020— Tokyo 2020 Board member Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive at the marketing agency Dentsu Inc, which counts FINA among its clients, was paid $8.2 million by the committee that spearheaded Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Games, according to financial records reviewed by . In an exclusive report, the news agency cites Takahashi as saying that his work included lobbying International Olympic Committee (IOC) members such as Lamine Diack , the ex-Olympics powerbroker who headed the IAAF track and field federation, now known as World Athletics. Takahashi admits to giving Diack, who is under i ...

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Japan businessman admits giving gifts for successful Tokyo Olympic bid
THE GUARDIAN
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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End-April German Championships In Doubt As DSV Swim Fed Contemplates Coronavirus Wipeout Of National Sport
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March 16, 2020— Germany’s swimming federation, the DSV, will decide the fate of the German Swimming Championships , an Olympic qualifier event, this week after cancelling all federation aquatics events on Government advice issued late last week under coronavirus (COVID-19) containment measures. The April German Championships are in doubt as the country ramps up its coronavirus response and the virus statistics start to gallop: an estimated 162,687 people have been infected worldwide, with just under half of them in China (81,003 cases). An estimated 6,065 people have died, 3,085 of them in China. In ...

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WHO Set To Give ‘Basic Thoughts’ On Olympics & Coronavirus As Unrepentant Tokyo 2020 Board Member Sounds “Warning Bell”
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March 12, 2020— The World Health Organization, which elevated the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis from ‘global health emergency’ to pandemic status yesterday, will “soon” announce its “basic thoughts” about whether the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games can proceed as planned from July 24 to August 9, Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has told media in the Japanese capital. Decisions will also affect the Paralympics, scheduled for August 25 to September 6. Today in Athens, the Olympic Flame for the Tokyo Olympics was lit in the absence of a crowd for the first time for the ceremony at Olympia in 36 years.

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