Ex - Olympic Organizing Committee Director Arrested

Ex-Olympic organizing committee director arrested

A former director of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes. 78-year-old Takahashi Haruyuki was taken into custody by Tokyo District Prosecutors.

Last month, prosecutors searched the head office of Aoki Holdings near Tokyo and an office of a subsidiary firm in Tokyo. Prosecutors suspect the retailer may have given huge sums of money to Takahashi as a bribe. Takahashi is said to have denied any wrongdoing before the arrest.

Aoki Holdings signed a sponsorship agreement with the organizing committee of the Tokyo Games, allowing it to sell suits and other items with Olympic branding.