Of­fi­cial’s de­ten­tion ex­tended

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Sport 6 -

RIO DE JANEIRO – A Brazil­ian fed­eral judge has ex­tended the cus­tody of Brazil’s na­tional Olympic com­mit­tee head Car­los Nuz­man, who was ar­rested last Thurs­day in con­nec­tion with a cor­rup­tion in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The de­ci­sion by Judge Marcelo Bre­tas means there is no dead­line for Nuz­man, 75, who was orig­i­nally to be held five days, to be re­leased from cus­tody.

Nuz­man and Brazil’s na­tional Olympic com­mit­tee (COB) were pro­vi­sion­ally sus­pended by the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee (IOC) on Friday.

Nuz­man, a former IOC mem­ber and now an honorary mem­ber, is ac­cused of ar­rang­ing more than US$2 mil­lion in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympic Games and also faces al­le­ga­tions in­clud­ing

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