olympics

IOC eases ban on Brazilian committee

Move allows officials from country to attend an annual assembly of Olympic bodies in Prague

AFP
13:47 November 1, 2017

Lausanne: The IOC has partially lifted the Brazilian Olympic Committee’s suspension, imposed four weeks ago after long-time president Carlos Nuzman was arrested in a corruption case.

The easing of sanctions allows Brazilian officials to attend an annual assembly of Olympic bodies this week, in the Czech capital city Prague.

The International Olympic Committee says “all other measures” against Brazil stay in force.

Nuzman, who led the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic organising committee, was arrested on October 5 by Brazilian authorities investigating suspected vote buying to help win the hosting rights. He denies wrongdoing.

The IOC suspended its honorary member Nuzman, the Brazilian national body, and cut off its funding.

The Brazilian Olympic body has since been “fully cooperative,” the IOC says, including replacing Nuzman and auditing its accounts.