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The World Anti Doping Agency links Lamine Diack with corruption

The World Anti Doping Agency links Lamine Diack with corruption

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Lamine Diack, the former president of the IAAF was responsible for corruption that had embedded the body, the World Anti-Doping Agency said in their latest report on Thursday.

The second report finds the former IAAF President Lamine Diack to have propelled fraud and extortion. The report also indicates that the former chief appeared to have had personal knowledge of what was happening.

“The leadership had sanctioned and appeared to have had personal knowledge of the fraud and the extortion of athletes carried out by the actions of the illegitimate governance structure he put in place”.

The leadership had sanctioned and appeared to have had personal knowledge of the fraud and the extortion of athletes carried out by the actions of the illegitimate governance structure he put in place

The leadership is accused to have known the full extent of doping in Russia but did nothing to stop it, and the track and field organization itself was riddled by corruption, a report by the Agency panel said.

“It is increasingly clear that far more IAAF staff knew about the problems than has currently been acknowledged,” said the report.

The report further claimed that the council had a clue on the level of nepotism that was evident in the body. Council members “could not have been unaware of the level of nepotism that operated within the IAAF,” said the report that was compiled by former WADA president Dick Pound.

The report noted that the IAAF governance process is incapable to prevent fraud and that good governance was missing in the entire body.