TOKYO -- The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday he will leave the post when his term expires in June amid an investigation into alleged vote-buying to secure Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Summer Games.
"It is very regrettable that I caused public concern," Tsunekazu Takeda said at a JOC meeting in Tokyo. "It will be most suitable to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by giving the post to a younger person who will lead the next generation and open up the new era."
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