President of Japan's Olympic Committee investigated in France for corruption
Updated 14:49, 15-Jan-2019

France's financial crimes office revealed on Friday that Tsunekazu Takeda, head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), is being investigated on corruption charges related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. A suspected payment of two million U.S. dollars was made around the time of Japan's successful bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. Takeda, a former show jumper who competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, has been the president of the JOC since 2001.