2 arrested in Brazil in purported vote-buying intrigue to secure Olympics for Rio

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.

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