For­mer ath­let­ics Chief Lamine Di­ack guilty of Rus­sian Dop­ing Cor­rup­tion

Daily Messenger - - Sportlight -

IS­LAM­ABAD: The for­mer head of ath­let­ics' world gov­ern­ing body, Lamine Di­ack, was found guilty by a French court of cor­rup­tion in cov­er­ing up Rus­sian dop­ing cases and sen­tenced to four years in prison, of which two years were sus­pended. Di­ack, an 87-year-old Sene­galese who led the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Ath­let­ics Fed­er­a­tions (IAAF), now re­named World Ath­let­ics, for 16 years was also fined 500,000 euros ($600,000). The pre­sid­ing judge in the court in Paris, Rose-Marie Hu­nault, said Di­ack's ac­tions had "caused se­ri­ous damage to the fight against dop­ing".

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