Brazilian police search home of boss Rio 2016 in corruptiezaak

Brazilian police search home of boss Rio 2016 in corruptiezaak

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The federal police of Brazil has Tuesday, a raid was done in the house of Carlos Arthur Nuzman, boss of the organising committee of the Olympic Games last year in Rio de Janeiro.

The raid is part of an investigation into possible bribery in the collection of the Games, in 2009. The 75-year-old Nuzman must be according to the Brazilian media at the police station to report for questioning.

Nuzman has for decades been a prominent figure in the Brazilian sport. First as a basketball player, and later as chairman of the national knzb and since 1995 as the top boss of the olympic committee in his country. Nuzman managed to the Games of 2016 to Rio to pick up.

The ethics commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched earlier this year an investigation into possible corruption around the allocation of the global sporting event in the Brazilian city.


Following is a transaction of $ 1.5 million (1.3 million euro) from a Brazilian businessman, the son of former IAAF president and IOC member Lamine Diack, a few days before the vote in Copenhagen. The French justice has evidence for it, and now attracts together with the IOC and the Brazilian police in the investigation.

Not only Diack junior, but also drivers from other African countries would be considerable sums of money have received from Brazil.

The IOC members gave Rio de Janeiro at the election of the preferred over Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago.

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