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French prosecutors investigating corruption in world athletics have expanded their remit to include the bidding and voting processes for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Guardian can reveal.

Up to now the investigation into wrongdoing at the International Association of Athletics Federations has led to multiple arrests including that of the former president Lamine Diack and an international warrant being issued for his son, the organisation’s former marketing consultant Papa Massata Diack. However, it is now understood that French financial prosecutors are also looking into the bidding processes that concluded in 2009 with the 2016 Olympics being awarded to Rio de Janeiro and in 2013 with the 2020 Games being awarded to Tokyo.

Les mer i The Guardian, «French police widen corruption investigation to 2016 and 2020 Olympic bids«.