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Japanese police raid home of Tokyo Olympics executive

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Gee…..what a surprise.

it seems like the only people wanting to hold the 2020 Olympics were those receiving bribes.

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The Tokyo Olympics of, by and for Dentsu.

26 ( +33 / -7 )

Corrupt to the core. The whole thing.

27 ( +34 / -7 )

The executive certainly got a leak to be ready for that raid.

Hold him hostage and force him to confess anything.

7 ( +18 / -11 )

Nail him to the cross!

4 ( +15 / -11 )

Is that a photo of his face as the police politely ring his bell?

7 ( +16 / -9 )

In the future, they should just raid the executive committee members' homes as soon as we're awarded the Olympics. It's guaranteed to happen every time!

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The former head of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, stepped down in 2019 as French authorities probed his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the event.

The French investigation centres around payments made to Singapore-based firm "Black Tidings", which was linked to the son of disgraced former International Olympic Committee member Lamine Diack.

There were certainly no good tidings for public with the Olympics .

The Olympic scam is so blatant the next Olympic associated firms and organizing committees should just call themselves "Vampire Consulting" and "Parasite LLC".

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Good! @rzadiji - Don't forget Bach. Most of the people in Japan didn't want the Olympics in the first place. As I recall, many small "mom and pop" businesses lost money from this.

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Aaah, the Olympics, the games that keep on giving...to a selected few.

The majority on the other hand has to foot the bill for this nonsense.

4 ( +13 / -9 )

Tokyo 2021 - the corrupt, cringeworthy debacle that just keeps robbing the taxpayer.

17 ( +20 / -3 )

Can we give him, Dentsu, Mori, and you know the rest the bill for the Olympics while we're at it?

13 ( +16 / -3 )

As expected, sports and all the heartwarming tales of old-Greek city Olympia or sports people overcoming obstacles and diseases and all such , are all only the covering decoration and camouflage for that extraordinarily big money machine.

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The whole Olympics farago has changed so far from its originating purpose and philosophy as to be unrecognisable, it is now irredeemably root and branch corrupt with the IOC at the core of the whole poisonous rotting carcass.

As it stands I doubt if it can be cleansed, the Augean Stables were a comparative doddle; the only solution is close it down and institute independent criminal investigations of the IOC and every national Olympic committee.

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Ban Olympics, it is nothing more than a scam!!!

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Another dude who keeps dyeing his hair to pretend he is young while at the same time really duping the young out of their futures.

These oyaji have no shame.

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So sad when athletes watch or read the news about all the SCAMS and Bribes engulfing their favorite sports, must be heartbreaking.

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How could an Olympics board member own a sports consulting firm? that should have raised a RED flag and disqualified him from holding the position!? Someone else allowed this to happen and I am sure the police will soon find out.

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The look on his face says it all. Reminds me of a Yakuza boss. You can tell he is hiding something.

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@Kumagaijin Its the look of arrogance. Yes he is hiding the truth and the money!!!

The look on his face says it all. Reminds me of a Yakuza boss. You can tell he is hiding something.

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Just give him the suspended sentence already.

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Was he drunk at the time?

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I don't believe it for a second. Olympic officials are the most incorruptible, honest people in the world.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

What a mug.

This joker should be the new face of the 10,000 yen bill.

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Another 3-5 yr suspended sentence..smh.

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Why AFP?

Several investigators were seen entering Takahashi's home in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Tuesday amid heavy rain, as well as the main offices of Japan's largest advertising agency Dentsu Inc. in Minato Ward, where Takahashi was also a former senior managing director.

From Kyodo. 

I'm curious what the raid on Dentsu turns up but doubt details will be forthcoming considering who owns them. 

https://kabutan.jp/stock/holder?code=4324  

It's easy to avoid the influence of advertisements... the news, not so much.

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“Greed is good” - Gordan Gecko-san in the movie Wallstreet

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It's all for show. Even if he is eventually convicted, he'll get a suspended sentence, anyway.

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agree with all of the above.

Takahashi, a former executive at Japan's biggest advertising agency, Dentsu, had served on the Tokyo 2020 board since June 2014.

Dentsu- why am I not surprised?

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