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.

Olympics: Joc To Sign Up Hagino, Kiryu As Symbol Athletes

Olympics: JOC to sign up Hagino, Kiryu as Symbol AthletesThe Japan Olympic Committee is moving toward signing on swimmer Kosuke Hagino and sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu and several others as new Symbol Athletes for use in marketing efforts by top 2020 Olympic sponsors, multiple sources said Monday.

Inose's Resignation "regrettable": Joc Chief Takeda

Inose's resignation "regrettable": JOC chief TakedaJapanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said Thursday it is "regrettable" that Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose has announced his resignation over involvement in a money scandal as he played a leading role in Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

Olympics: Winning 2020 Games Crucial For Japan Sports: Joc Chief

Olympics: Winning 2020 Games crucial for Japan sports: JOC chiefThe chairman of the Japan Olympic Committee said Thursday that winning the right to host the 2020 Games would have a huge effect on sports in Japan.

"Success or failure in this will have a huge impact on the sports world (in Japan)," Japanese Olympic Committee chairman Tsunekazu Takeda said. "We want to exert ourselves to win the right to host the Games."