Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) President Carlos Arthur Nuzman (2nd L) arrives to Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Brazilian officials said Tuesday that the country's Olympics chief was the "lynchpin" in a plot to bribe the International Olympic Committee to award Rio de Janeiro the 2016 Games.Prosecutors said Nuzman was detained to give testimony and although not arrested he had his passport confiscated.Brazilian investigators have worked closely with a similar French probe into the vote buying and French officials, including anti-corruption Judge Renaud Van Ruymbeke, attended the raid on Nuzman's home early Tuesday.Prosecutor Fabiana Schneider told a news conference that Soares, known in Brazil as "King Arthur," allegedly bribed the son of a Senegalese IOC member Lamine Diack before the 2009 vote in which Rio beat Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo to win the 2016 Games.
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