POSTED: June 18th 2011

Rio 2016 president Nuzman out of hospital and back to work

Rio leader back to the office on Monday / Rio 2016
Rio leader back to the office on Monday / Rio 2016

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA/RIO, Jun 18: Following a report this past week that the head of the Rio 2016 Games and IOC member Carlos Arthur Nuzman had gone into the hospital for an irregular heartbeat he was discharged Friday and set to be back at work on Monday.

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) said in a statement that Nuzman had been “discharged from the Samaritan Hospital, in Rio de Janeiro. Specific tests showed that the irregular heartbeat has been reversed and Nuzman was released by his cardiologist,  Dr. Mauricio Vaisman.

"Next Monday, June 20, the Rio 2016 and COB president returns to his regular schedule of activities. On this day, Nuzman will preside over the work meeting with the Brazilian Olympic Confederations to discuss topics related to the COB, the Rio 2016 and the Guadalajara Pan American Games. The meeting will start at 2pm at the COB headquarters, in Barra, Rio de Janeiro.

"The arrhythmia was detected during routine tests carried out under the supervision of his cardiologist on Tuesday evening, June 14. At the doctor’s recommendation, on the same evening Nuzman checked himself into the Samaritan Hospital to perform more detailed tests, which were successfully concluded today (Friday, June 17).”

Nuzman led the bid for the 2016 Games bringing the Olympics for the first time to South America and just recently hosted the IOC evaluation commission team for an update on the works in progress for the Games.

Also the organizing committee has been active on the marketing front holding the first TOP sponsor workshop five years ahead of the Games’ time.

Keywords · Carlos Arthur Nuzman · Rio 2016 · Samaritan Hospital

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