Police Raids Centre On Inquiries Into “Large Corruption Racket” Linked To Olympic Bids

The Olympic Village - Rio 2016

The leadership of the Olympics was sunk into the depth of a corruption crisis of huge dimension today when Brazilian police raided a number of addresses over “strong evidence” of vote-buying in the country’s 2016 Olympic bid. A French financial prosecutor statement confirmed today influential members of the IOC are at the centre of investigations into a “large corruption racket”. A statement read: “There are several consistent indications that payments have been made in return for the votes of IAAF and International Olympic Committee members over the designation of host cities for the biggest global sporting events.”

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The leadership of the Olympics was sunk into the depth of a corruption crisis of huge dimension today when Brazilian police raided a number of addresses over “strong evidence” of vote-buying in the country’s 2016 Olympic bid. A French financial prosecutor statement confirmed today influential members of the IOC are at the centre of investigations into a “large corruption racket”. A statement read: “There are several consistent indications that payments have been made in return for the votes of IAAF and International Olympic Committee members over the designation of host cities for the biggest global sporting events.”

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