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 with sponsors and over TV rights, sources close to the case told AFP on Friday.
Diack, head of the governing body of global athletics from 1999 until his arrest in France in 2015, had already been charged with taking millions of dollars to cover up failed Russian doping tests.
The latest charges were brought on June 26 and accuse Diack of a “breach of trust” to the detriment of the IAAF.
They involve his son Papa Massata Diack and centre on contracts connected with the 2016 Olympics in Rio.