Tokyo prosecutors have questioned the president of the Japan Olympic Committee over controversial payments made to a Singaporean consulting firm during the bidding for the 2020 Summer Games, Kyodo News agency reported on Wednesday. The questioning of Tsunekazu Takeda, who led the successful bid, and several other people involved in the bidding, was voluntary and carried out at the request of the French authorities, Kyodo said. Takeda and the others denied doing anything illegal, the report ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
As Usain Bolt knelt on the track and planted a farewell kiss on the finish line at the Olympic Stadium, the athletics world pondered the imponderable. With that touching gesture, the colossus of track and field had closed a glorious chapter in his career ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Meanwhile, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday extended sanctions against Russia over doping until further notice. IMAGE: A view shows the logo at the The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquarters in Monaco. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters Three senior athletics officials have had their provisional suspension from the sport extended by the IAAF's Ethics Board as it continues its investigation into their alleged involvement in a suspected ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: IAAF chief Sebastian Coe. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF A sweeping reform package that changes how the scandal-hit governing body of world athletics operates was overwhelmingly passed at a special Congress on Saturday. "This is a very important moment in the history of our sport," IAAF president Sebastian Coe told reporters after Congress members voted 182 to 10 in favour of the reforms. The "Time for Change" proposals, the centrepiece of Coe's agenda for ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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