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France brings corruption charges against Japan's Olympic chief

Tsunekazu Takeda led Tokyo's efforts to land 2020 Games

President of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has been indicted in France on corruption allegations.   © Kyodo

PARIS -- French authorities have brought corruption charges against the president of Japan's Olympic Committee in connection with Japan's bid for next year's Olympic Games, it was learned on Friday.

At issue is more than $2 million in payments made by the Japanese bidding committee to a Singaporean consultancy, Black Tidings, during the bidding for the 2020 Games.

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