How Tokyo 'bought' the 2020 Olympic Games

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Documents obtained by French investigating judges show how the former head of the International Association of Athletics Federations, Lamine Diack, “coordinated” the votes of African members of the International Olympic Committee in 2013 to help ensure Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Games. Meanwhile just before and after the vote, an offshore company linked to Diack's son received a total of 2.3 million dollars from the Japanese bid committee. Yann Philippin and Antton Rouget report.

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Documents obtained by French investigating judges show that Tokyo's bid committee for the 2020 Olympic Games paid £2.3 million dollars to a company linked to the son of a senior Olympic figure who helped ensure that African delegates voted for the Japanese city, Mediapart can reveal.