The Latest: Tokyo says no discussion of bribe allegations
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The Latest on the IOC executive board meetings (all times local):
Tokyo organizers say there was no discussion of vote-buying allegations during their meeting with IOC officials on preparations for the 2020 Olympics.
Leaders of the Tokyo organizing committee gave their latest progress report Thursday to the IOC executive board.
It came as French prosecutors investigate payments of about $2 million made by the Tokyo bid team to a Singapore company linked to Papa Massata Diack, son of former IAAF President Lamine Diack.
The younger Diack is the subject of an Interpol wanted notice. Lamine Diack, a former IOC member, has been accused by French prosecutors of taking more than $1 million in bribes to cover up Russian doping cases.
Tokyo bid leaders have acknowledged the payments but said they were for legitimate consultancy work. The Japanese Olympic Committee has opened its own investigation.
Tokyo organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori tells reporters the issue was not discussed - ''not at all'' - in the meeting with the IOC board.
IOC leaders are set to review the final stages of preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics amid concerns over the Zika outbreak, delays in completing a key sports venue and challenges posed by Brazil's political and economic crisis.
With less than two months before the Aug. 5 opening ceremony in Rio, Brazilian organizers are delivering a report to the International Olympic Committee executive board.
Organizing committee head Carlos Nuzman will present the report to the board in Lausanne, with Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes speaking by video conference from Brazil.
IOC President Thomas Bach plans to visit Brazil from June 14-16 to check on Rio's preparations for himself. He will also meet in Brasilia with acting President Michel Temer, who took over last month after Dilma Rousseff was suspended pending a Senate impeachment trial.