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Former Tokyo Olympic executive’s home raided on suspicion of bribery

Tokyo prosecutors on Tuesday raided the home of a former executive of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee on suspicion he may have received bribes from a sponsor, according to local media reports. The prosecutors searched the residence, the headquarters of...

Former head of Brazil Olympics Committee gets 30 years in jail for buying votes for Rio 2016 games

The longtime head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was reportedly sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying votes so Rio de Janeiro could host the 2016 Olympics Games. Carlos Arthur Nuzman was sentenced by Judge Marcelo Bretas to 30 years...

French prosecutors probe bribery allegations in award of 2020 Olympics to Tokyo

The Tokyo Olympics, postponed to next summer because of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing renewed scrutiny over allegations that the city's bid to host the games was secured by millions of dollars in bribes laundered through the international banking system. A...

Retired Indonesian Olympic medalist admits to delivering bribes to former sports minister

Taufik Hidayat, a retired Indonesian shuttler who took home a gold medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics, has admitted to acting as an intermediary in an alleged bribery case implicating former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi. Corruption Eradication Commission...

Japan businessman claims he gave gifts to help secure Tokyo Olympic games

A member of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee has claimed he gave gifts to former World Athletics president Lamine Diack in Japan’s bid to host the Games. Businessman Haruyuki Takahashi was paid £6.66million by the committee behind Tokyo’s initial bid...

Rio de Janeiro former mayor Paes faces Olympic fraud allegations

Eduardo Paes - the former Mayor of Rio de Janeiro - has been accused of committing passive corruption and bid fraud during the construction of a venue for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The complaint, filed by the Federal...

Sergey Bubka, Alexander Popov deny Rio Olympic vote-buying claims

Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov denied claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro’s winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday its ethics commission has contacted...

Jailed ex-governor, Sergio Cabral says he paid $2m to host 2016 Rio Olympics

Sergio Cabral, who has been serving jail term for corruption, told judge money was used to buy as many as 9 votes. The former governor of Rio de Janeiro said in a court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2m...

Japan’s gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief. "I feel very bad that I'm causing a disturbance like this ahead of next year's...

Olympic Casino Group Fined 495,000 Euros For Violating Lithuania’s Money Laundering Laws

The gambling regulator in Lithuania has fined Olympic Casino Group as it was found violating the country’s money laundering act. Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority levied a 495,000 euros penalty on Olympic Casino Group Baltija which is the Lithuanian subsidiary...

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India seizes $46 million from crypto exchange Vauld in money-laundering probe

India’s anti-money laundering agency has frozen assets worth $46.4 million from the local entity of Vauld for facilitating “crime-derived”...
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