March 27, 2023
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Tokyo Olympics ex-official arrested in alleged bid-rigging case — NHK

TOKYO — Japanese prosecutors arrested a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee official for his involvement in the alleged bid-rigging of check occasions for the Video games, public broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai  (NHK) reported on Wednesday.

The previous deputy govt director of the Tokyo 2020 Video games Operations Bureau was arrested for suspected breach of antitrust legal guidelines, NHK stated.

Tokyo prosecutors have raided the workplaces of promoting giants Dentsu, Inc, Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc. and others on suspicion of colluding to rig the bid and orders for Olympics-related occasions value an estimated 40 billion yen ($305 million), native media have reported.  Reuters

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