Former Rio Governor Admits Paying US$2 Million Bribe to Host 2016 Olympics

Sérgio Cabral told a judge the money went to Lamine Diack, the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and was used to buy as many as nine votes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday, June 4th, that he paid US$2 million to buy votes to ensure the Brazilian seaside city would be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

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