Ex-IAAF chief Diack faces fresh charges
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Ex-IAAF chief Diack faces fresh charges

French authorities have added to former IAAF president Lamine Diack s legal problems by charging him with favouring his son in negotiations over sponsorship and TV rights, sources close to the case told AFP on Friday. Diack was head of the governing body of global athletics from 1999 until his arrest in France in 2015. He was charged at the time with taking millions of dollars to cover up failed Russian doping tests along with two other IAAF officials. A tribunal led by anti-corruption judge Renaud van Ruymbeke has continued to investigate the 85-year-old, who is forbidden to leave France. The latest charges were brought on June 26 and accuse Diack of a breach of trust. They stem from the cooperation of the IAAF, now led by Diack s former vice president Sebastian Coe, which gave investigators copies of all its sponsorship contracts from 2008 to 2015. Diack is accused of exploiting his position to enable his son Papa Massata Diack, known as PMD, to appropriate IAAF receipts from ...

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