Japans Olympic Committee Chairman has served for 18 consecutive years or has been unable to Re-serve due to the scandal

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 Japans Olympic Committee Chairman has served for 18 consecutive years or has been unable to Re-serve due to the scandal


Takeda, who will turn 72 this year, has been the chairman of the Japan Olympic Committee since 2001, as well as the member of the International Olympic Committee and the vice-chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. According to Kyodo News Agency, the Japanese Olympic Committee will be re-elected in June and July this year. The possibility of re-election of the former President of Takeda is very high. The Japanese Olympic Committee even considered amending the relevant provisions of the organizations cadres under 70 years of age at the time of election for him. However, judging from the current situation, it is inevitable that Zhutian will not be re-elected or resigned as chairman.

According to reports, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and others are concerned that the scandal will further affect the image of the organization and the Tokyo Olympic Games, and the voice of accountability to Takeda is growing. In addition, the IOC also expressed concern about the situation, and there was a trend to ask Zhutian to resign.

Japans bid committee paid more than 200 million yen (12.33 million yuan) to a Singapore consulting service company when Takeda was president, some of which were suspected of paying Papa Masata Diak, the son of Lamin Diak, former president of the International Athletics Federation, to help Tokyo win the right to host the Olympic Games, Japanese media said.

In December last year, the French National Financial Procuratorate launched a formal investigation to determine whether the prosecution could formally prosecute Bamboo Tian, which was suspected of bribing Japan to win the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Zhutian held a press conference in January this year to deny the charges, but refused to answer the questions of reporters, which aroused criticism and doubts of public opinion.

Source: Xinhua News Agency New Media Line Author: Wang Kejia, Jiang Qiamei, Responsible Editor: Luting_NS5242