Rio 2016 chief Carlos Nuzman and Director General Leanardo Gryner arrested on vote-buying probe


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Rio 2016 Director General Leonardo Gryner © Getty Images

Rio 2016 Director General Leonardo Gryner © Getty Images

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Soon-taek at Rio 2016. He is now in charge of the IOC Ethics Commission looking into Nuzman's allegations © Getty Images

Previous UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his spouse Yoo Shortly-taek at Rio 2016. He is now in demand of the IOC Ethics Commission searching into Nuzman’s allegations © Getty Images

LAURA WALDEN (Usa) / Sports Functions Communications

(SFC) Brazilian police arrested Rio 2016 officials President
Carlos Nuzman and Director General Leonardo Gryner right now in relation to the “Unfair
Play” funds for votes probe into the 1st South American Olympics. Nuzman is
also head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and is an Honorary member of the
International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Area newspaper O’Globo
studies that Nuzman and Gryner are getting slapped with an indictment for “corruption,
cash laundering and legal group.” Nuzman was picked up and
questioned last thirty day period by Brazilian authorities as he has been linked to a $2
million vote purchasing scandal which include Papa Massata Diack son of Lamine Diack,
the previous head of the IAAF.

At that time authorities confiscated Nuzman’s Brazilian and
Russian passports preventing him from traveling to Lima, Peru for the IOC
session to name two host cities Paris 2024 and LA 2028. Questions were lifted
as to why Nuzman required a Russian passport major to suspicions over his vote
for Sochi 2014.

Now authorities claim that Nuzman’s revenue has greater
475% in the course of the last ten a long time and that a portion of it is concealed in
Switzerland residence of the IOC. Brazil, France, Antigua and Barbuda, the United
States and the United Kingdom have all collaborated with Operation Unfair Play
to get to the bottom of the funds for votes bringing the Games to South America.

In accordance to The
wealthy Brazilian businessman, Arthur Soares who is also recognized as “King
Arthur”, is named in the investigation as supplying the $2 million bribe to
Papa Diack.

The IOC issued a assertion right now and ironically previous
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is now chairman of the Ethics Committee
and will be the a person at the head of the IOC’s investigation. 

The previous UN Secretary
General was welcomed to the Rio 2016 Olympics by Nuzman and sat entrance and
center with him and IOC President Thomas Bach at the opening ceremony for the

An unnamed IOC spokesman reported: “The International Olympic Committee
will take take note of the arrest of Mr Carlos Nuzman, IOC Honorary Member, by the
Brazilian authorities. 

The IOC’s Main Ethics and Compliance Officer has asked the
Brazilian authorities for comprehensive information in order to carry on with the IOC’s
investigation, and has offered the IOC’s comprehensive cooperation. 

The IOC Ethics Commission’s actions commenced right away
soon after the allegations were made, and the investigation is ongoing. Offered the
new details, the IOC Ethics Commission may well look at provisional actions whilst
respecting Mr Nuzman’s right to be heard. 

The IOC will not comment further more on this subject right up until a
suggestion is issued by the IOC Ethics Commission. It also reiterates that
the presumption of innocence prevails.”

**LAURA WALDEN has over 20-six a long time of practical experience
in the Olympic Motion, previously at the European Olympic Committees with
SportEurope beneath previous IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario
Pescante. She labored with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also
managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge in the course of his campaign for the

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