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Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023
Tokyo Olympics Sullied By Bid-Rigging, Bribery Trials; Dentsu Group, Hakuhodo Among Companies Facing Charges
The bid-rigging trial around the Tokyo Olympics played out Tuesday in a Japanese courtroom — more than two years after the Games closed — with advertising giant Dentsu and five other companies facing criminal charges.
Seven individuals are also facing charges from Tokyo district...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023
Yoshihara Found Guilty In Tokyo Olympics Bribery Scandal; Trial Yet To Start For Ex-Dentsu Exec Takahashi
An executive at Japanese publishing house Kadokawa was found guilty Tuesday of bribing a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member.
Toshiyuki Yoshihara, charged with paying 69 million yen ($463,000) to Haruyuki Takahashi, was given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for four...
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023
The Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal widened Tuesday with Japanese advertising giant Dentsu and five other companies charged by Tokyo district prosecutors.
Executives or management-level officials at each of the accused companies, and a Tokyo Olympic organizing committee official, were...
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of major advertising company Dentsu on Friday, as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened.
Major local TV broadcasters showed Tokyo District Prosecutors and Japan Fair Trade Commission officials entering Dentsu...
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022
Bribery allegations against a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member ensnared a third company that sponsored the Games, as Japanese prosecutors "re-arrested" Haruyuki Takahashi for the third time Tuesday.
The latest allegations of dubious payments center on 15 million yen ($104...
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021
On the penultimate day of the Tokyo Olympics, NBC Universal got the kind of picture that it pays for: Kevin Durant, draped in the American flag, exulting in the U.S. men's basketball team's gold medal victory over France.
The team persevered after losing its first game in Tokyo and so did...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
A condom fixed Jessica Fox's canoe, and skateboarder Jagger Eaton celebrated his bronze medal by broadcasting live on Instagram. Margielyn Didal "let" Tony Hawk take a picture with her to post on Facebook.
The stability of the cardboard framed beds in the athlete's village has been tested...
Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021
Simone Biles' sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are lauding her decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from the gymnastics team competition during the Olympics.
It's the latest example of sponsors praising athletes who are increasingly open about mental health issues....
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021
If there's going to be a surge in viewership interest in the Tokyo Olympics, NBCUniversal is still waiting.
For three straight nights, viewership for the Tokyo Games has been down more than 30% compared to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, and the network has been hit by a steady...
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021
Toyota won't be airing any Olympic-themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC's top corporate sponsors.
The extraordinary decision by the country's top automaker underlines how polarizing the Games have become in Japan as COVID-19...