Brazil police raid Olympic Committee president's home

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By Euronews
Brazil police raid Olympic Committee president's home

<p>In Brazil, police have raided the home of the head of the country’s Olympic Committee, as part of an international investigation into suspected vote-buying. </p> <p>Carlos Nuzman, the President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was among several targets. </p> <p>In addition to having his home searched, Nuzman’s assets were frozen on Tuesday. </p> <p>Investigators believe African countries took bribes allowing Rio to successfully rig the result and host the 2016 summer games. </p> <p>The headquarters of Brazil’s Olympic Committee was also raided as part of an operation named Unfair Play. </p> <p>The Brazilian city was eventually awarded the Olympics over Madrid by a result of 66 votes to 32.</p> <p>Despite losing in the first round of the 2009 <span class="caps">IOC</span> vote to the Spanish city, Rio came out on top in the third round.</p>