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Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda looks on while addressing the media after JOC board of directors meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
TOKYO: The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee said on Tuesday he would step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.
Tsunekazu Takeda cited the age limit on the job, which the committee had previously been expected to revise to allow him to stay on until the Games.
"We still have to bury a man and his two twin daughters. They're dead but we haven't recovered the bodies," she added. Other burials are planned in the coming days.
"The fire caused some parts of the ceiling to fall due to the use of highly flammable, low-cost construction materials," the statement said, with "preliminary information" suggesting fireworks were to blame for the blaze.
Taylor Schabusiness was arrested on Feb.23, 2022, after Thyrion's mother called police to her house after she discovered her son’s head in a bucket in the basement.
During the meeting, Sheikh Ahmed congratulated Al Neyadi on the success of the historic mission, ‘Zayed Ambition 2,’ which is the longest Arab space mission.