Japan's Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations


The head of Japan's Olympic Committee (JOC) is stepping down amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Games.

Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated into claims that €2 million was paid to secure Tokyo's winning bid.

During a meeting of the national Olympic committee in Tokyo, he announced his decision to step down when his 10th term ends in June. 

Takeda has denied any wrongdoing and said he is cooperating with the French prosecutors.

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