Japan’s Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron during the 2020 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Photo: AP
Japan’s Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron during the 2020 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Photo: AP

Sapporo suspends Olympic bid events over Tokyo Games scandal

  • Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto says city needs time to draft strong anti-corruption measures to win public support, given cloud over last year’s event
  • Prosecutors arrested former Tokyo Games executive Haruyuki Takahashi on suspicion of taking bribes in return for helping companies become official event sponsors

Japan’s Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron during the 2020 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Photo: AP
Japan’s Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron during the 2020 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Photo: AP
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