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

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Rio 2016 Director General Leonardo Gryner © Getty Images

Rio 2016 Director Normal Leonardo Gryner © Getty Visuals

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-Normal Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Before long-taek at Rio 2016. He is now in charge of the IOC Ethics Fee looking into Nuzman’s allegations © Getty Visuals

LAURA WALDEN (Usa) / Sporting activities Characteristics Communications

(SFC) Brazilian law enforcement arrested Rio 2016 officers President
Carlos Nuzman and Director Normal Leonardo Gryner right now in relation to the “Unfair
Enjoy” income for votes probe into the very first South American Olympics. Nuzman is
also head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and is an Honorary member of the
International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Local newspaper O’Globo
stories that Nuzman and Gryner are being slapped with an indictment for “corruption,
funds laundering and prison business.” Nuzman was picked up and
questioned last month by Brazilian authorities as he has been joined to a $2
million vote shopping for scandal like Papa Massata Diack son of Lamine Diack,
the former head of the IAAF.

At that time authorities confiscated Nuzman’s Brazilian and
Russian passports avoiding him from touring to Lima, Peru for the IOC
session to title two host cities Paris 2024 and LA 2028. Questions have been raised
as to why Nuzman needed a Russian passport top to suspicions more than his vote
for Sochi 2014.

Now authorities declare that Nuzman’s revenue has enhanced
475% all through the last 10 a long time and that a part of it is hidden in
Switzerland household of the IOC. Brazil, France, Antigua and Barbuda, the United
States and the United Kingdom have all collaborated with Procedure Unfair Enjoy
to get to the base of the income for votes bringing the Online games to South The us.

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

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

The former UN Secretary
Normal 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
Online games.

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

The IOC’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer has questioned the
Brazilian authorities for whole information and facts in get to continue with the IOC’s
investigation, and has presented the IOC’s whole cooperation. 

The IOC Ethics Commission’s actions started off promptly
just after the allegations have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. Provided the
new information, the IOC Ethics Fee may possibly think about provisional steps even though
respecting Mr Nuzman’s appropriate to be read. 

The IOC will not remark even further on this subject until eventually a
suggestion is issued by the IOC Ethics Fee. It also reiterates that
the presumption of innocence prevails.”

**LAURA WALDEN has more than twenty-6 a long time of working experience
in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with
SportEurope less than former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario
Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also
managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge all through his marketing campaign for the
presidency.


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