Friday 5: How did it come to this for Kyle Busch?
A look at how Kyle Busch doesn't have a contract extension this late in the year, the impact of NASCAR racing at Chicago and the phone call Dale Jr. awaits.It seems unfathomable that Kyle Busch doesn’t have a contract extension. The reality, though, is that a series of events have led to this situation.
YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - A company run by a former Tokyo Olympic organiser received more than $1 million from Games sponsor AOKI Holdings Inc, on top of payments from the suit retailer being investigated by Tokyo prosecutors, Japanese media said. © Reuters/ISSEI KATO FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Meeting in Tokyo
AOKI paid about 230 million yen ($1.7 million) to a subsidiary of advertising agency Dentsu in the fall of 2017, which was later transferred to a company run by Haruyuki Takahashi, a former member of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee board, the Nikkei business daily said on Saturday.
Tens of millions of yen were then transferred to two sports organisations, while Takahashi's firm kept the remaining 150 million yen, the newspaper said.
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The Yomiuri newspaper on Sunday put the initial payment at 250 million yen ($1.9 million).
Takahashi, a former executive at advertising giant Dentsu Inc, did not immediately respond to an email from Reuters seeking comment. AOKI, Dentsu and its owner, Tokyo-listed Dentsu Group Inc, could not be reached for comment.
Takahashi and AOKI's former chairman, Hironori Aoki, said there was nothing illegal about the money, the Nikkei reported. It quoted a source as saying Takahashi told prosecutors the money was paid as remuneration for consulting work he had been doing since 2009 and not something he had received as organising committee director. © Reuters/DYLAN MARTINEZ FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo
Japanese media last week showed prosecutors entering Takahashi's home and AOKI's headquarters. The reports said prosecutors were investigating 45 million yen ($340,000) in suspected inappropriate payments to him from.
Hurdler Camacho-Quinn cherishes Olympic gold for Puerto Rico
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — This was what winning an Olympic gold medal for Puerto Rico looked like for hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: Billboards around San Juan featuring only her first name. A festive, flag-waving parade just for her. Meeting some of the country's biggest dignitaries. Now, along with all of that, comes pressure — pressure to replicate that 100-meter hurdles gold medal at world championships and beyond. Despite being the best hurdler all last season, she viewed herself as an underdog in Tokyo, where she captured her nation's first Olympic track and field gold. These days, that sort of role doesn't apply.
Dentsu, which the media reported was also searched, said it was cooperating with prosecutors.
No one at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office was available to comment outside of regular business hours on Sunday. The office previously told Reuters it would not comment on an individual case.
Reuters reported in March 2020 that Takahashi was paid more than $8 million in 2013 and 2014 by the Tokyo Olympic bid committee for undisclosed activities. At the time, he told Reuters his work included lobbying International Olympic Committee (IOC) members and said there was nothing improper with the payments he received or the way in which he used the money.
IOC chief Thomas Bach said those payments did not break IOC rules.
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(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Additional reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by William Mallard)
Swimming’s Chlorine Daddy is part Michael Phelps, part Ryan Lochte, uniquely himself .
Romania swimmer David Popovici, with a self-labeled nickname "Chlorine Daddy," studied Michael Phelps and trained like Ryan Lochte.Popovici, the youngest man to win a world title in 15 years, knew he could celebrate by doing just about anything he pleased. So he did on that late June night.