— Published 1 March 2023

Lawsuits are launched

It is done. As expected at the beginning of the week, Tokyo prosecutors have indicted Tuesday, February 28, six companies and some of their executives involved in the corruption scandal related to the Summer Games in 2020. At the top of the list, the Dentsu group, a global advertising and public relations giant. Both are suspected of anti-competitive practices in the awarding of dozens of pre-Olympic and Olympic events through rigged bids. In addition to Dentsu, the advertising agencies Hakuhodo and Tokyu Agency are also being prosecuted, as are three event companies, Same Two, Cerespo and Fuji Creative. Seven people have also been charged, but their identities and affiliations have not been specified. Commented Japanese government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno: “If proven, these irregularities would be truly regrettable, and would greatly harm the values of sport.