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Shinzo Abe, Jacques Rogge, Tsunekazu Takeda

JOC sets up 3-man team to investigate Tokyo 2020 payments

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up an investigative team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery investigation.

The three-man investigative team established Wednesday consists of two Japanese lawyers and a certified accountant.

JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda, who headed Tokyo's bid team, approved the payment of 2.8 million Singapore dollars ($2 million) to Black Tidings headed by Ian Tan Tong Han.

Han is a close associate of Papa Massata Diack, the son of former IAAF President Lamine Diack, who is facing corruption charges in France.

Mike Tyson

Tyson calls proposal to allow pros in Olympics 'ridiculous'

BEIJING (AP) — A proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is "ridiculous" and "foolish," former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said Wednesday.

In Beijing to promote professional boxing in China, Tyson said any pro boxers going to the Olympics should be prepared to lose because the amateurs could prove too fast for them.

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