Brazilian Olympic Committee appoints Paulo Wanderley Teixeira as president

Brazilian Olympic Committee appoints Paulo Wanderley Teixeira as president

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) has named Paulo Wanderley Teixeira as its interim president, following the arrest of Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday.

The former president of the Brazilian Judo Confederation has taken the post to replace Nuzman, who stepped down from his role after his arrest by Brazilian police in relation to allegations of corruption, bribery and money-laundering.

Nuzman has been accused of arranging more than US$2 million in bribes related to the election of Rio as the host city for the 2016 Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Having become vice president of the BOC in April, Wanderley will serve as head of the body until Nuzman’s future is determined following an investigation.

The new president, discussing the body’s provisional suspension by the IOC announced on Friday, admitted the corruption allegations would “shake up any institution” and suggested the organisation has a “lack of internal knowledge”. 

"Whoever is not within conformity has to be,” he added. “It is about governance, transparency and compliance. I'm a fan of that. If you do not fit in you’re out."

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) has named Paulo Wanderley Teixeira as its interim president, following the arrest of Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday.

The former president of the Brazilian Judo Confederation has taken the post to replace Nuzman, who stepped down from his role after his arrest by Brazilian police in relation to allegations of corruption, bribery and money-laundering.

Nuzman has been accused of arranging more than US$2 million in bribes related to the election of Rio as the host city for the 2016 Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Having become vice president of the BOC in April, Wanderley will serve as head of the body until Nuzman’s future is determined following an investigation.

The new president, discussing the body’s provisional suspension by the IOC announced on Friday, admitted the corruption allegations would “shake up any institution” and suggested the organisation has a “lack of internal knowledge”. 

"Whoever is not within conformity has to be,” he added. “It is about governance, transparency and compliance. I'm a fan of that. If you do not fit in you’re out."