Listen: Goldman SUNA Kazu Takeda, International Olympic Committee And Japanese Olympic Committee discussed on The World
"The president of Japan's Olympic committee says he'll resign in June. He's under investigation for bribery in relation to Japan. Successful bid to host next year summer Olympics. Here's NPR's, Tom. Goldman SUNA Kazu Takeda says he'll resign as head of the Japanese Olympic committee, and as a member of the International Olympic Committee. French officials have been investigating payments of around two million dollars. The Tokyo bid committee headed by Takeda made in two thousand thirteen that was the year. Tokyo won the bid for twenty twenty. There are suspicions some of the money. Went to a high ranking official who had a lot of influence in deciding the twenty twenty host Takeda's seventy-one denies the bribery allegations. And according to the Associated Press recently said he wouldn't resign, but his resignation comes amid reports that would next year's games looming. Olympic officials have wanted to distance themselves from another potential bidding"