The 2012 Olympic games have just ended but the next even is already being planned.
Carlos Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic committee, tries to do some damage control at press conference, after nine employees of the Rio 2016 Committee were sacked for breaking security protocol while in London, this summer. SHOWS: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (SEPTEMBER 27, 2012) (REUTERS- ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF HEADQUARTERS OF BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE BUILDING 2. CLOSE OF RIO 2016 LOGO 3. VARIOUS OF PRESIDENT OF THE BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, CARLOS ARTHUR NUZMAN, RIO 2016 GENERAL DIRECTOR LEONARDO GRYNER, RIO 2016 DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION, CARLOS VILLANOVA ARRIVING AT THE PRESSER 4. GENERAL OF PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM FULL OF JOURNALISTS 5. CLOSE OF JOURNALIST MAKING NOTES ON HIS LAPTOP 6. GENERAL OF PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM FULL OF JOURNALISTS 7. GRYNER AND NUZMAN SITTING SIDE BY SIDE ANSWERING THE MEDIA 8. CLOSE OF NUZMAN 9. VARIOUS OF CAMERAMEN AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE 10. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PRESIDENT OF THE BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, CARLOS ARTHUR NUZMAN, SAYING: "It doesn't change anything. They (the British) will continue giving us their full cooperation, both to the Rio 2016 Committee and to the Brazilian government, on anything we need. They will provide us and send over any documents and paperwork we might need." 11. GENERAL OF PHOTOGRAPHER AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE 12. GRYNER, NUZMAN AND VILLANOVA LEAVING THE PRESS CONFERENCE STORY: Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee gave a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday (September 27) to try to put an end to the latest controversy to hit the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee. Nine employees from Rio 2016 have been sacked, after being found guilty of illegally making copies of documents, property of the British government, while in London this summer. The documents allegedly contained highly sensitive information and officials said the employees strongly went against protocol when deciding to make the copies. The episode comes as an embarrassment to Brazilian officials, who are trying to show doubters in the international community that the country is able organize an event of this nature. The timing also couldn't be worst, as British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is currently in Brazil, trying to straight business and diplomatic ties between the two countries. Nuzman assured, however, that cooperation between Brazil and the UK will continue and the relationship between the two nations hasn't been damaged. "It doesn't change anything, they (the British) will continue giving us their full cooperation, both to the Rio 2016 Committee and to the Brazilian government, on anything we need. They will provide us and send over any documents and paperwork we might find necessary," he said. Despite strong demands from the Brazilian media for the names of the culprits to be divulged, the Rio 2016 Committee refuses to do so, saying that would violate employer/employee confidentiality.