POSTED: May 25th 2016

Olympics: JOC launches investigative panel into Tokyo 2020 bid

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(SFC) The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) announced that they have set up an investigative panel to look into Tokyo 2020 bid campaign activities.

The JOC issued a statement today saying that "outside lawyers and an accountant which will investigate the consultancy agreement between the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee and Singaporean company Black Tidings.

 "Yoshihisa Hayakawa, Professor of Law at Rikkyo University and practicing lawyer admitted in Japan, is appointed to head to the investigation panel. In the Sport Law field, Hayakawa serves as Chair of the Japan Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and Member of the World Rugby Judicial Panel. The other two members are Kazuki Shishido, practicing lawyer and Vice-Chair of the Japan Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel; and Keiichi Kubo, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Japan and Canada.

"In addition, Kiichiro Matsumaru, Senior Executive Board Member of the JOC; and Kotaro Wakui, Senior Director for Trials, Bureau of General Affairs of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, will attend the panel meetings as observers. 

The first meeting of the investigation panel will take place on Thursday, 26 May, 2016 from 10 am (JST) at the Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo."

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