Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics have attracted plenty of negative headlines. However, has the sports industry seen it all before? Kevin Roberts reports.
The home of Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), has been raided by the country’s federal police as part of an investigation into suspicions of vote-buying in the build-up to the award of the hosting rights for the 2016 summer Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.
Pat Hickey has today (Monday) said he looks forward to resuming his international Olympic duties after stating that the report by former Irish High Court judge, Justice Carroll Moran, into the ticketing scandal surrounding the 2016 summer Olympic Games clears him of any wrongdoing.
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has said Rio de Janeiro should be given more time to deliver infrastructure that was promised as part of its Olympic Games legacy, following criticism of the Brazilian city’s progress on certain targets.
Brazilian federal police have arrested Alexandre Pinto, who served as head of infrastructure in the government of former Rio de Janerio Mayor Eduadro Paes, as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption surrounding the city’s hosting of the 2016 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.