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IOC Marketing Chair From Japan Investigated for Alleged Corruption 

In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for alleged corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.    Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal investigation for "active corruption'' on Dec. 10, France's financial crimes office said Friday.    French investigators are in the midst of a years-long and wide-ranging probe into sports corruption that is looking, among other things, at the bidding contests for the 2020 Olympics and other major sports events.    Takeda's career in Olympic circles has ticked almost every box, starting with representing Japan in equestrian competition at the 1972 Munich Games and 1976 Montreal Games.    As the head of the IOC's marketing commission since 2014, Takeda has overseen the signing of sponsorship deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, including new partnerships with Alibaba, Intel and... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, IOC Marketing Chair From Japan Investigated for Alleged Corruption , simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you IOC Marketing Chair From Japan Investigated for Alleged Corruption 

 

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