Disgraced former IAAF president, Lamine Diack, dead at age 88

By Sports Desk December 03, 2021

Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of World Athletics has died of natural causes at the age of 88, according to multiple reports.

Diack was president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) now World Athletics from 1999 to 2015. In September 2020, he was found guilty of soliciting millions of Euros from athletes to cover up doping test results that enabled them to continue competing.

A court in France also found that he paid off other IAAF officials as part of the cover-up.

He was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment but was released on bail and was under house arrest in France.

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