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Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman Arrested In Rio

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 06 / 17

Brazilian police detained the president of the country's Olympic committee in Rio de Janeiro, according to the BBC. Carlos Nuzman has been investigated "as part of a cash-for-votes probe" after the bid for the Rio 2016 Olympics was won. The arrest is "part of the corruption investigation, known as O...

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