International Athletics

IOC recommends Diack suspension

2015-11-09 19:31
Lamine Diack (File)

Berlin - The ethics commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended the provisional suspension of former athletics governing body IAAF president Lamine Diack as an honorary member on Monday.

Athletics had been rocked by a French criminal investigation against the Senegalese Diack, 82, on allegations of accepting bribes to cover up doping charges.

Diack presided over the IAAF from 1999 until August this year when he was replaced by British two-time 1500 metre champion Sebastian Coe. He was a full IOC member 1999-2014 before becoming an honorary member.

Later Monday an independent commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will publish a report on its findings of an investigation into allegations of widespread doping in elite Russian athletes.

Last Wednesday the IAAF said its Monte Carlo headquarters had been raided by French investigators probing allegations of anti-doping regulations violations.

Coe spoke to the police on a voluntary basis as Diack and his legal counsel Abil Cisse were formally placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption.

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