Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Olympics organising committee

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Carlos Nuzman served as president of the Rio 2016 Olympics organising committee

Brazilian police have detained the president of the nation’s Olympic committee in Rio de Janeiro.

Carlos Nuzman has been investigated as a part of a cash-for-votes probe after the bid for the Rio 2016 Olympics was received.

The arrest is a part of the corruption investigation, often known as Operation Unfair Play.

Mr Nuzman has beforehand denied all wrongdoing.

Leonardo Gryner, the committee’s director basic, was additionally arrested, in response to Brazilian media.

The inquiry is being carried out along with French and US police.

In September, Mr Nuzman’s home was searched. He was questioned and had his passport seized.

The 72-year-old has led the committee since 1995 and headed Rio’s profitable bid to host the 2016 Video games.

He stands accused of performing as an middleman in a cash-for-votes scheme to make sure the help of an influential member of the Worldwide Olympic Committee, Lamine Diack.

Mr Diack was arrested in Paris in 2015 for corruption allegations involving the overlaying up of the Russian doping scandal.