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IOC lawyers contact Rio investigators over Nuzman allegations

IOC lawyers contact Rio investigators over Nuzman allegations

By: SportBusiness International team

12 Sep 2017
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The International Olympic Committee’s lawyers have contacted Brazilian investigators to request evidence surrounding allegations of wrongdoing by Carlos Nuzman, the former head of the organising committee for the Rio 2016 summer Olympic Games.

Nuzman (pictured), who also led the successful bid for the Games, has been accused by prosecutors in Rio of collaborating with former State Governor Sergio Cabral of ‘buying’ votes for the Olympics bid.

“Since this morning our lawyers have been in contact with Brazilian judicial authorities,” Bach told reporters in Lima yesterday (Monday). “Once evidence is provided, we will act.”

It emerged last week that the home of Nuzman, president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, had been raided by the country’s federal police.

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