Disgraced former IAAF president Lamine Diack dies at 88

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Lamine Diack, the previous president of the Worldwide Affiliation of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now referred to as World Athletics, has handed away at his residence in Senegal on the age of 88. Diack, who served as president from 1999 to 2015, was placed on trial final 12 months for corruption, cash laundering and breach of belief.

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 19: Newly elected IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe stands with outgoing president Lamine Diack during the 50th IAAF Congress at the China National Convention Centre, CNCC on August 19, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)
BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 19: Newly elected IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe stands with outgoing president Lamine Diack through the fiftieth IAAF Congress on the China Nationwide Conference Centre, CNCC on August 19, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photograph by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Pictures for IAAF)

Trial of Lamine Diack lastly underway in Paris

Diack’s son, Papa Massata Diackstated his father died at residence of pure causes. Papa Massata, who labored as a advertising advisor for the IAAF, was placed on trial alongside his father after which jailed for 5 years after he was discovered responsible of taking cash paid to the group and utilizing it for his personal corporations, to the tune of $15 million.

In response to a CBC report on the time of Diack’s trial, prosecutors accused Diack of accepting thousands and thousands of {dollars} to clear the names of athletes who had doped, overlaying up their check outcomes and permitting them to proceed competing, even within the London 2012 Olympics. Diack was sentenced to 4 years in jail in September 2020, however obtained his sentence shortened to 2 years, and finally remained on home arrest till he was launched on bail.

Former IAAF president sentenced to 2 years in jail

In response to Contained in the Video games, Decide Rose-Marie Hunault, who sentenced Diack, stated his actions “undermined the values of athletics and the combat towards doping” and argued he “violated the foundations of the sport.”



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