Tokyo 2020 grapples with Olympic bid allegations
MAY 12, 2016
French prosecutors allege that Tokyo paid roughly $2 million to an account associated with Papa Massata Diack, son of former president of the International Association of Athletic Federations, in relation to its bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. His father, Lamine Diack, was a member of the International Olympic Committee from 1999 to 2013. Tokyo 2020 has no shortage of PR issues, but recent allegations have thrust the committee back into the spotlight.