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SBD Global/December 20, 2013/Olympics
Tokyo Governor Who Helped City Land 2020 Olympics Bid Quits Amid Scandal
Published December 20, 2013
OLYMPIC IMPACT: KYODO reported Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said that "he is sorry to hear that Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose is resigning over a money scandal." Takeda: “We will keep close contact with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the central government so this development will not affect the setting up of the organizing committee and preparations for the games” (KYODO, 12/19). KYODO also reported the IOC "remains unfazed by the resignation amid scandal" of Inose, saying that his departure "will not affect preparations for the 2020 Games." Inose's exit "leaves a gaping hole" as Tokyo readies to launch its organizing committee by Feb. 7. The IOC, however, "is confident Tokyo's buildup to its second Summer Olympics will not be impacted" (KYODO, 12/19).