The president of Japan’s Olympic Committee has been indicted on corruption charges in France after an investigation into the bidding process that led to Tokyo’s being awarded the Summer Games it is preparing to host next year.
The committee president, Tsunekazu Takeda, a former Olympian who is also the chairman of the International Olympic Committee’s marketing commission, was charged by an investigating judge on Dec. 10, a spokeswoman for France’s financial crimes prosecutor confirmed. She said Mr. Takeda had met with the judge, but she declined to provide further information because the case was continuing.
In a statement, Mr. Takeda acknowledged that he had been questioned by the French authorities but denied their accusations.
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