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Japanese Olympic chief indicted in France for corruption: judicial source

AFP  |  Paris 

The of has been indicted in for "active corruption" in connection with the awarding of the 2020 Games, a judicial source said Friday.

Tsunekazu was indicted on December 10 by investigative judges looking into a suspect payment of two million euros (USD 2.3 million) made before the Japanese capital was chosen to host

beat and in the vote in 2013.

Last month, formally requested that cooperate with French judicial authorities investigating corruption at the heart of international athletics.

In a letter seen by AFP sent to the Senegalese on November 16, Bach said that investigating magistrate, Renaud van Ruymbeke, "told us of the difficulties he has come up against in the execution of the two investigation letters addressed to the

Papa Massa Diack, the son of the former IAAF and himself a to the federation, is suspected of having received several million euros of bribes, either for sponsorship contracts or to favour the and nominations for the 2016 and

has been on Interpol's most wanted list since December 2015 but the refuses to extradite him to

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 14:55 IST