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Tokyo 2020’s Olympic preparations were drawn into a bribery scandal Thursday following a report in the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper that alleges a large payment was made by the games bid organization to an account linked to a disgraced former IOC member.

The newspaper reports French police are investigating a €1.3 million ($1.48 million) payment to the account of the son of Lamine Diack, a former high-ranking world athletics official and International Olympic Committee member between 1999 and 2013. Tokyo was awarded the games in 2013.

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