Japan says Tokyo won 2020 Olympics bid in a clean way

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Posted: May 11, 2016 10:51 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top government spokesman said on Thursday that Tokyo's campaign to host the 2020 Olympics had been clean.

He made the comment after a media report alleged a 1.3 million euro payment made by the winning Tokyo Olympic bid.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that he had no knowledge of the issue, but said if French magistrates requested an investigation over the Olympic bid Japan would respond appropriately.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Ed Davies)