IOC's Bach - Tokyo bid committee payment did not infringe IOC rules

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach wearing a face mask speaks to the media after his meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo on November 16, 2020. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Monday there had been no infringement of IOC rules regarding a payment by the Tokyo Olympic bid committee to a current board member of the Tokyo organising committee.

Tokyo 2020 organising committee president Yoshiro Mori also said he was not directly involved in the finances of Jigoro Kano Memorial International Sport Institute, which he heads, when asked about the Tokyo bid committee’s past payments to that organisation.

Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Catherine Evans