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◆Tokyo Olympics: ?1.3m payment to secret account raises questions over 2020 Games（the guardian)
The Guardian had earlier revealed that Papa Massata Diack, who had carte blanche to seek sponsorship deals in developing markets under an agreement with marketing partner Dentsu, appeared to request $5m (￡3.5m) from Qatar at a time when it was bidding for the 2017 world athletics championships and the 2020 Olympics.
The seven-figure payment from Tokyo 2020 also raises questions about the role of Dentsu, the Japanese marketing giant that has an all-encompassing sponsorship contract with the IAAF that runs until 2029, having been unilaterally extended by Diack in the final months of his presidency.
The report by Wada’s independent commission, chaired by Dick Pound, detailed how the Black Tidings account was held by Ian Tan Tong Han, who was a consultant to Athlete Management and Services, a Dentsu Sport subsidiary based in Lucerne, Switzerland, that was set up to market and deliver the commercial rights granted to it by the IAAF.
In response to questions from the Guardian, aA Dentsu spokesman said it had no knowledge of any Black Tidings payment and Tan was never employed as a consultant. One of the world’s largest marketing companies, iIt has previously said that Papa Massata Diack was not employed as a consultant by Dentsu and that his contract was with the IAAF.