French investigators suspect Tokyo Games corruption

A $1.5 million payment from the Tokyo Olympic bid team to an account linked to the son of the disgraced former world athletics chief Lamine Diack was apparently made during Japan’s successful bid to host the 2020 Games

French investigators suspect Tokyo Games corruption

World Bulletin / News Desk

French investigators suspect that organisers of Tokyo's 2020 Olympic bid may have paid the son of disgraced athletics supremo Lamine Diack, a source close to the inquiry told AFP on Thursday.

They are probing a suspect payment of 1.3 million euros ($1.5 million) to a company owned by Papa Missata Diack, a son of ex-IAAF president Diack who faces corruption charges in France. The Japanese government insisted earlier Thursday that the Tokyo bid was "clean".


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