the President of Japan's Olympic Committee rejects the accusations of corruption in connection with the awarding of the OLYMPICS to Tokyo in 2020.
Tsunekazu Takeda, is currently being investigated by a French prosecutor because of a suspicious money transfer, then Tokyo six years ago was awarded the title ahead of Madrid and Istanbul.
- I am very sorry that I have created concern among those working hard to prepare for Tokyo 2020.
- I would like to clean up all the accusations against me, and I will cooperate fully with the French authorities, says Tsunekazu Takeda on Tuesday at a press conference.
According to the French newspaper Le Monde suspect the French authorities in Tokyo to have paid off for a number of african votes in connection with the awarding of the OLYMPICS-hosting back in 2013.
According to Le Monde is Tsunekazu Takeda is suspected of being behind two shipments of about 15 million crowns for the company, Black Tidings, which is registered in Singapore.
- I was not involved in the decision-making process concerning the Black Tidings.
- There was no reason to ask questions at the procesessen in this consultation trade, says Takeda.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has provisionally backed Tsunekazu Takeda up. On Friday, he was questioned by the IOC's ethics commission.
At the vote in 2013 was Madrid as the first city eliminated, while Tokyo's 60 votes beat Istanbul's 36 votes in the decisive vote on to be awarded the OLYMPICS in 2020.
Takeda has been president of the Japan Olympic Committee since 2001.
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