SAO PAULO (AP) — Carlos Nuzman, who helped bring the Summer Games to Rio de Janeiro, has been elected to his fifth straight term as president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee.
Nuzman, the only candidate, was re-elected 30-1 in Friday’s vote in Rio de Janeiro. The only dissent was by the Brazilian Ice Sports confederation, whose president has been feuding with the committee. The soccer and the sailing federations were not there to vote.
Nuzman is facing increased criticism from politicians, sports analysts and the media in Brazil. He will complete 21 years at the head of the committee in 2016, and they say he has been in power for too long.
The 70-year-old Nuzman is also president of the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics.