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IOC suspends Rio 2016 chief Nuzman following on corruption charges

Nuzman is accused to support Rio de Janeiro's candidacy to host the Games

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second right, and President of the Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman, right
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second right, and President of the Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman, right

The (IOC) has suspended 2016 Rio Games chief Carlos Nuzman following his arrest on corruption charges.

Nuzman, who has denied any wrongdoing, is accused by Brazil's federal police of bribing members to support Rio de Janeiro's candidacy to host the Games, reports Xinhua news agency.

The 75-year-old, who represented Brazil in volleyball at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has also been removed from a commission to help organise the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In a statement, the said the Brazilian was also suspended due to its responsibility for Rio's bid. The decision means subsidies and payments to the body from the have been blocked.

The added that the bans would not extend to Brazilian athletes.

"The will accept a Brazilian Olympic Team in the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 and in all other competitions under the umbrella of the Brazilian with all rights and obligations," the statement read.

Police have accused Nuzman of stashing 16 gold bars weighing 1kg each in a depositary in Geneva and $155,000 in cash in his home.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 14:35 IST
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