IOC Suspends Brazilian Olympic Committee, Strips Nuzman

However, the organization asserts that Brazilian athletes will not be affected and Team Brazil will still be able to participate in next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Friday, October 6th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced it had taken the unprecedented step of suspending the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and its disgraced former President, Carlos Arthur Nuzman.

The IOC's move came a day after Nuzman, along with Leonardo Gryner, the general director of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, were arrested as part of a probe into allegations they helped buy votes to secure Rio . . .

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