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Japan-Update

Bribery suspicions hang over Olympic consultants

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, center, who led Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 games, answered questions at the Japanese Diet.

TOKYO -- The allegation that Tokyo's 2020 Olympics bidding committee paid an influential sports official for influence puts a spotlight on the murky world of host selection process -- and the unclear roles that so-called consultants play in it.

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