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Sep 05

Rio Games vote-winner questioned by police over ‘rigged bidding process’

• Lamine Diack suspected of taking bribes for votes
• Cash found in Carlos Nuzman’s closet during police raid

The man who brought the Olympics to Rio is being questioned by Brazilian police as the investigation into allegations of massive corruption within the International Olympic Committee intensified.

The equivalent of £155,000 in cash is said to have been seized after being found in a closet during a raid on Carlos Nuzman’s home as part of an investigation into claims the bidding process for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 was rigged.

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