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Brazil Olympic committee to meet on Wednesday after IOC ruling
October 6, 2017 / 8:56 PM / 2 months ago

Brazil Olympic committee to meet on Wednesday after IOC ruling

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian national Olympic committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss its suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the arrest of Carlos Nuzman, head of the Brazilian committee, in connection with a corruption scandal.

Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) President Carlos Arthur Nuzman leaves the Federal Police headquarters heading to jail, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

In a statement on Friday, the Brazilian Olympic committee said it would convene on Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. local time (1730 GMT). Nuzman, a former IOC member and now honorary member, is accused of arranging more than $2 million in bribes to swing votes bringing the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.

Reporting by Tatiana Ramil; Writing by Bruno Federowski; Editing by Richard Chang

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