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Former IAAF boss Lamine Diack arrested on corruption allegations

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 11:41 AM
Diack ... this year ended his 16-year reign as president of track and field's governing body.He is suspected to have received money for covering up the positive drugs tests of Russian athletes in 2011.

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack has reportedly been arrested by French authorities as part of an ongoing corruption probe.

Diack, who this year ended his 16-year reign as president of track and field's governing body, is suspected to have received money for covering up the positive drugs tests of Russian athletes in 2011.

In a release, the IAAF said it is fully cooperating with the investigation, noting that prosecutors have conducted interviews at its Monaco headquarters. 

Diack, 82, was succeeded by Englishman Sebastian Coe as IAAF President in August ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

SEE FULL IAAF STATEMENT BELOW:

"The IAAF confirms that, emanating from separate ongoing investigations by WADA (World Anti-Doping Commission's) independent commission and the IAAF’s own independent Ethics Commission into allegations surrounding its anti-doping rules and regulations, a French police investigation has now commenced.

The IAAF is fully cooperating with all investigations as it has been from the beginning of the process.

As part of the French investigation, police visited the IAAF HQ offices yesterday to carry out interviews and to access documentation.

The IAAF will make no further comment at this time."

"The IAAF confirms that, emanating from separate ongoing investigations by WADA’s independent commission and the IAAF’s own independent Ethics Commission into allegations surrounding its anti-doping rules and regulations, a French police investigation has now commenced.

The IAAF is fully cooperating with all investigations as it has been from the beginning of the process.

As part of the French investigation, police visited the IAAF HQ offices yesterday to carry out interviews and to access documentation.

The IAAF will make no further comment at this time."