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Tokyo Games bribery scandal widens to include firm that made stuffed toys of mascots

A company that was responsible for selling officially licensed stuffed toys of the Tokyo Olympics mascots is suspected of giving several million yen to a former executive of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, investigative sources said Friday, amid a growing bribery scandal.

Prosecutors are probing whether Haruyuki Takahashi had lobbied the committee to extend favor to Sun Arrow over the sale of stuffed toys for the Games, the sources said.

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