The International Olympic Committee has announced that a team it calls the "Refugee Olympic Athletes" will compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The team of homeless athletes will compete under the Olympic flag with the Olympic anthem.
The head of Brazil's Olympic committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has been arrested on vote buying allegations to win Rio's bid for the 2016 Games. The arrest is part of a probe into corruption around the Games.
The head of Brazil's Olympic committee allegedly paid a $2 million bribe to secure votes for Brazil. The allegations came as police revealed a nine-month investigation into the corruption behind the Olympic bid.
Italian MPs have demanded Brazil extradite the former far-left militant Cesare Battisti. Ex-Brazilian President Lula da Silva rejected Italy's extradition request in 2010, but his protection is now long gone.
The former head of Brazil's Olympic committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has been arrested on allegations of vote buying in Rio's bid for the 2016 Games. The charges follow Nuzman's resignation last week.
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