Ex-Rio governor: Paid $2M for votes to win 2016 Olympics (1 of 2)
July 5 (UPI) – The former governor of Rio de Janeiro has told a Brazilian court he paid $2 million in bribes to buy votes at the International Olympic Committee to win the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Sergio Cabral, who's now serving a virtual life sentence for corruption and money laundering, said the payments bought him six to nine votes with the governing Olympic body. Cabral said, according to attorney Marcio Delambert, former International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack demanded $1.5 million and his son $500,000 for their votes. Papa Diack had previously called the accusation "the biggest lie in the history of world sport."