Brazil’s Olympics Committee Head Arrested For Fixing Votes

Nuzman has allegedly arranged around $2 million in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio to host the 2016 Olympics.

Olympic Sports
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Carlos Arthur Nuzman arrives at Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday suspended Brazil's national Olympics committee head Carlos Arthur Nuzman after his arrest for allegedly arranging more than $2 million in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 games.

In addition to Carlos Arthur Nuzman's provisional suspension, the Swiss-based IOC also suspended the Brazilian Olympic Committee and froze all IOC payments to the body. The IOC said Brazil's athletes would not be affected, allowing them to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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