Ioc: Joc Chief Takeda Has Stepped Down

IOC: JOC chief Takeda has stepped down

The International Olympic Committee says the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has stepped down as an IOC member.

IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said the IOC Executive Board recognized Takeda's resignation at a meeting held on Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Joc Chief Takeda Steps Down From Ioc

JOC chief Takeda steps down from IOC

The International Olympic Committee says the chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has resigned as an IOC member.

Takeda is facing an investigation in France over alleged bribery in connection with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games.

Joc Chief Takeda Steps Down

JOC chief Takeda steps down

The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee has announced he will step down when his term expires in June.

JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda is under formal investigation by French authorities for his role in alleged bribery in connection with Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Yamashita Leads Race For Joc President

Yamashita leads race for JOC president

The leading candidate for new president of the Japanese Olympic Committee appears to be Senior Executive Board Member Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Yamashita won a gold medal in men's judo in the open-weight category at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He is favored to be the next president by many on the JOC and the Tokyo Games organizing committee.

Joc Chief Takeda To Resign

JOC chief Takeda to resign

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee is expected to announce his intention to resign at Tuesday's JOC board meeting. Sources say he will resign when his current term expires in June.

Tsunekazu Takeda has been facing corruption allegations in France in connection with Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympics. He headed the bidding committee.

Scandal-hit Joc Chief To Resign

Scandal-hit JOC chief to resign

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee will likely announce on Tuesday his intention to resign when his current term expires in June.

Sources told NHK that Tsunekazu Takeda is expected to make the announcement at a JOC board meeting.

Joc Chief Conveys His Decision To Step Down

JOC chief conveys his decision to step down

The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda has informed his associates that he will step down, in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics. Informed sources told NHK that Takeda has already communicated his intention to retire.

Takeda has been in hot water since allegations surfaced he was involved in bribery in connection with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games. An investigating judge in France has been looking into whether to bring Takeda to trial since December last year.

Joc President Likely To Have To Retire

JOC president likely to have to retire

NHK has learned that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee will likely have to retire without serving another term as French authorities are investigating him in connection with allegations of corruption.

The JOC is set to choose its new president in biennial internal voting in June.

Joc Senior Official Stands By President Takeda

JOC senior official stands by president Takeda

A senior official of the Japanese Olympic Committee has defended president Tsunekazu Takeda over allegations of corruption, saying he should remain president when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.

In an interview with NHK, JOC Secretary General Eisuke Hiraoka said Takeda has fallen victim to a personal attack, despite following due procedures as committee president when bidding to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games .

Joc Head Denies Corruption Allegations

JOC head denies corruption allegations

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee is denying any wrongdoing related to allegations he used bribes to help secure the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Tsunekazu Takeda is currently under formal investigation by French authorities.

Joc Chief Denies 2020 Games Graft Allegation

JOC chief denies 2020 Games graft allegation

The chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee has denied French allegations of bribery in connection with Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Games.

JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda held a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Joc Chief To Speak Out About French Bribe Probe

JOC chief to speak out about French bribe probe

The chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee will hold a news conference on Tuesday to address allegations of his involvement in a corruption scandal.

French prosecutors are investigating JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda for suspected bribery in relation to Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Joc Chief To Hold News Conference On Tuesday

JOC chief to hold news conference on Tuesday

The Japanese Olympic Committee says President Tsunekazu Takeda will talk about the corruption probe in France at a news conference on Tuesday.

French prosecutors say Takeda was formally placed under investigation last month for suspected corruption, related to Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.