Brazil’s Olympic Committee President arrested over alleged Rio corruption

Brazil’s Olympic Committee President has been arrested over allegations he arranged more than $2 million in bribes to secure the rights to host the 2016 games in Rio.

Carlos Arthur Nuzman was arrested yesterday on suspicion of corruption, money laundering and participating in a criminal operation.

Leonardo Gryner, a former director of the national Olympics committee, was also taken into custody.


It’s reported the pair were part of a “criminal organisation” who bribed the son of Lamine Diack, a former IOC member from Senegal,  to secure votes to have the Olympics in their country.

The investigation is ongoing. No charges have yet been laid.