Fredericks, under probe, steps aside
(RM1.3 million) he received from a now-banned athletics official around the time Rio de Janeiro was awarded the right to host the 2016 Olympics.
Speaking in Kampala, Uganda, where the cross-country world championships took place yesterday, Coe said Fredericks had not traveled to Uganda, and would stay away from other IAAF events while he's investigated.
“I have spoken to him (Fredericks) regularly since this issue came out and he decided to step away from all this as he needs time to sort all this,” Coe said.
“He also indicated that he will not attend the Council meeting in London.”
Fredericks, a former sprinter from Namibia, denied any wrongdoing after the 2009 payment was revealed by French newspaper Le Monde this month.
Le Monde alleged the payment came from a Brazilian businessman and was channeled through a sports marketing company created by Papa Massata Diack, the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack.
Papa Massata Diack, a former IAAF marketing consultant, has been banned for life by the IAAF and is being sought for questioning by French authorities.
His father is facing corruption