Brazil Olympic chief brokered $2 million bribe to buy Rio Games - police

The headquarter of the Brazilian Olympic Committee is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian investigators said on Tuesday that politicians and the head of the national Olympic committee arranged a $2 million bribe to bring the 2016 games to Rio de Janeiro, despite the city having the worst conditions to host the event.

Police in Rio raided the home of Brazil's Olympics chief, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, after prosecutors accused him of conspiring with former state Governor Sergio Cabral, already convicted in a separate corruption case, to buy the games.

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