Tsunekazu Takeda announced his resignation as president of the Japanese Olympic Committee at an executive board meeting on Tuesday.

The announcement was made following accusations that bribery was involved in Tokyo being chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"I don't believe I've done anything illegal or wrong," Takeda said on Tuesday. "It's regrettable that a shadow has been cast on the tournament because of me, but I also think it's my duty to serve out the rest of my term as president."