Brazil’s Olympic Committee President Arrested for Corruption

Carlos Arthur Nuzman is charged with paying members of some African Olympic Committees to have the city of Rio de Janeiro named as the host of the 2016 Games.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil arrested Carlos Arthur Nuzman this morning (Thursday, October 5th), the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), as well as the general director of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, Leonardo Gryner.

The two are being charged with corruption and money-laundering in what is being called Operation Unfair Play.

"While the Olympic medalists were looking for the much-desired gold medal in Brazil, Olympic committee leaders kept their gold in Switzerland," prosecutor Fabiana Schneider, one of the officials responsible for the operation, said today in a . . .

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