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A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo’s successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which were postponed in March due to COVID-19, has said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid.

Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive at advertising agency Dentsu Inc., was paid ¥881 million ($8.2 million) by the committee that spearheaded Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Games, according to financial records reviewed by Reuters.

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