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Carlos Nuzman

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, IOC member
Full nameCarlos Arthur•Nuzman
Used nameCarlos•Nuzman
Born17 March 1942 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Measurements185 cm / 78 kg
NOC(s) Brazil


Carlos Nuzman was a professional volleyball player, competing from 1957-72 and playing on the Brazilian national team from 1962-68, including at the 1964 Olympics. He served as President of the Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV) from 1975-95. He has also been President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, from 1995-2012, and a member of the Pan American Sports Organization. His profession has been as a lawyer.

Nuzman was made a member of the IOC in 2000 in his role as NOC President, serving until 2012. Nuzman led the bid to obtain the 2016 Olympics for Rio de Janeiro and has been the director of the 2016 Organizing Committee.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1964 Summer Olympics Volleyball (Volleyball) Volleyball, Men Olympic Brazil 7 Representing Brazil    

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
President Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro 1995—2017 Representing Brazil    
NOC International Olympic Committee 2000—2012 Representing Brazil    
President Organización Deportiva Suramericana 2003—2017 Representing Brazil    
President Comitê Organizador dos Jogos Olímpicos e Paralímpicos Rio 2016 2009— Representing Brazil    
Honorary (suspended) International Olympic Committee 2012— Representing Brazil    

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