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Japan's Olympic chief denies 2020 bid corruption

Tsunekazu Takeda, facing French investigation, vows to 'prove innocence'

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda addresses the allegations in Tokyo on Jan. 15. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

TOKYO -- The Japanese Olympic Committee chief who led Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Games on Tuesday denied allegations of corruption leveled by French investigators, vowing to clear his name.

Tsunekazu Takeda told reporters that an internal investigation by his committee had "concluded there was no illegality under Japanese law."

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