Former Rio de Janeiro governor tells judge he paid $2 mln bribe to host 2016 Olympics

FILE PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro 2016 President Carlos Nuzman, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro Governor Sergio Cabral (L-R) celebrate during a news conference following the signing of the host city contract after Rio de Janeiro was announced as the winning city bid for the 2016 Olympic Games at the 121st IOC session in Copenhagen October 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski/File photo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2 million to buy votes to ensure the sprawling Brazilian seaside city would be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Sergio Cabral told a judge the money went to Lamine Diack, the […]

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