According to a report by CNN, on Friday, a spokeswoman for the Paris Financial Prosecutor said that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda was placed under formal investigation in Paris last month for corruption. The investigation reportedly relates to the bidding process for the Olympic Games, with reports that a suspicious payment of 2 million-dollars was made around the announcement that Tokyo would host the 2020 games. Takeda said in a statement, "It appears that wrong information is being distributed about me indicted based on today's article on Le Monde. There is no such description in the article, nor such a fact exist."


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