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Carlos Arthur Nuzman (born March 17, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian lawyer and a former volleyball player, having competed professionally from 1957 to 1972 and represented the national team between 1962 and 1968. Nuzman was part of the first Brazilian male volleyball team at the 1964 Summer Olympics, when the sport debuted at the Olympic Games.

Carlos Arthur Nuzman

Olympic Order
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President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee
Assumed office
Preceded by André Gustavo Richer
President of the South American Sports Organization
Assumed office
Preceded by Antonio Rodríguez
President of the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation
In office
Preceded by Roberto Moreira Calçada
Succeeded by Ary Graça Filho
President of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016
In office
Leader Jacques Rogge (2012–13)
Thomas Bach (2013–16)
Preceded by Sebastian Coe
Succeeded by Yoshirō Mori
Personal details
Born (1942-03-17) 17 March 1942 (age 75)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse(s) Márcia Peltier
Occupation Sports official
Profession Lawyer

He was president of the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) for twenty years (1975–1995), a period where the national teams excelled at international level. Since 1995, Nuzman is the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).

Nuzman is currently serving as the head of the Rio de Janeiro Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. He was also the leader of the successful Rio de Janeiro bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was inducted into the United States Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2007.[1]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
United Kingdom Sebastian Coe
President of Organizing Committee for Summer Olympic Games
Succeeded by
Japan Yoshirō Mori


  1. ^ International Olympic Committee [1], "Official website of the Olympic Movement"