Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda looks on while addressing the media after JOC board of directors meeting in Tokyo, Japan, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation for suspected corruption, said Tuesday he would step down when his term ended in June and resign from the International Olympic Committee. French prosecutors have questioned Takeda in Paris and placed him under formal investigation in December for suspected corruption in Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Games.The International Olympic Committee said it respected Takeda's decision.Takeda serves on Tokyo 2020's executive committee but it remains unclear whether he would also be standing down from this role.Takeda has been a member of the IOC since 2012 .
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