Fifteen years after a behest liaison sinister a 2002 Salt Lake City Games, a Olympic transformation faces flourishing allegations of a identical vote-buying intrigue in Brazil.
In a latest growth Thursday, Brazilian authorities arrested Carlos Nuzman, boss of a country’s Olympic cabinet and a pivotal figure in Rio de Janeiro’s winning bid for a 2016 Summer Olympics.
“The [International Olympic Committee’s] arch ethics and correspondence officer has asked a Brazilian authorities for full information in sequence to ensue with a IOC’s investigation, and has offering a IOC’s full cooperation,” a IOC pronounced in a brief statement.
Nuzman and Leonardo Gryner, another Rio Olympics central taken into custody, have been swept adult in allegations that $2 million was funneled to former IOC member Lamine Diack in sell for securing votes that helped Rio overtake Madrid for a 2016 Games.
According to Brazil’s state-run news agency, authorities lay Nuzman’s net value inexplicably rose by 457% during his reign as Brazil’s tip Olympic central and that he recently attempted to regularize a estimable volume of money.
Investigators also reportedly found a pivotal that could go to a Swiss protected containing gold.
Nuzman’s profession characterized a detain as “harsh and unusual,” according ot a G1 news portal.
“The IOC will not criticism serve on this matter until a recommendation is released by a IOC Ethics Commission,” Olympic officials stated. “It also reiterates that a hypothesis of ignorance prevails.”