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Disgraced former World Athletics chief Lamine Diack returns to Senegal after local football club pays for his release from France
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Disgraced former World Athletics chief Lamine Diack returns to Senegal after local football club pays for his release from France

A ban on Diack leaving France was lifted after the bond of €500,000 was paid to the authorities. The money was raised by a football club in Senegal that Diack once led

Tokyo Olympics 2020 consulting firm paid $3,70,000 to IOC official's son before and after Japan won bid
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 consulting firm paid $3,70,000 to IOC official's son before and after Japan won bid

Papa Massata denied the allegations, saying the money he received was related to a "sponsorship deal made in China. There is nothing to do with the Tokyo Olympics."

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of corruption
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Former IAAF president Lamine Diack sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of corruption

Diack was found guilty of multiple corruption charges and of breach of trust but acquitted of a money laundering charge.

Former World Athletics chief Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced to prison term, defence lawyers tell court
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Former World Athletics chief Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced to prison term, defence lawyers tell court

Lawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client’s innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term.

Paris trial of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack and son exposes dark backdrop of athletics' golden era
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Paris trial of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack and son exposes dark backdrop of athletics' golden era

The grim picture emerging from the corruption trial of the Diacks in Paris shows how the thrilling era for track fans was poisoned behind the scenes by a father-son partnership at the top of the IAAF

Lamine Diack corruption trial: Former IAAF president says he should have been more vigilant
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Lamine Diack corruption trial: Former IAAF president says he should have been more vigilant

Diack is being tried on corruption, money laundering and breach of trust charges.

Former World Athletics head Lamine Diack says he slowed handling of Russian doping cases to save sponsorship deal
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Former World Athletics head Lamine Diack says he slowed handling of Russian doping cases to save sponsorship deal

Diack, 87, said he had not sought to protect the athletes caught up in the scandal, some of whom later competed in the London 2012 Olympics, but to ensure the cases did not come to public attention all at once

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack's corruption case trial to begin on 8 June in Paris
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Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack's corruption case trial to begin on 8 June in Paris

Prosecutors allege Diack solicited 3.45 million euros ($3.89 million) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up the allegations and allow them to continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics.

French judges postpone trial of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack in Russian athletes doping corruption case
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French judges postpone trial of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack in Russian athletes doping corruption case

The trial’s opening came five years after prosecutors began their investigation into Diack, from Senegal, who now lives under house arrest in Paris. Investigators have described a web of corruption that was rife in world athletics, including bribes and extortion to cover up positive drug tests.

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack's trial for doping corruption involving Russian athletes commences in Paris
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Former IAAF president Lamine Diack's trial for doping corruption involving Russian athletes commences in Paris

As IAAF president, Diack was one of the most influential men in Olympic sports, presiding over an era when Usain Bolt made track and field wildly popular. But Diack’s legacy, and the IAAF’s credibility, took a beating after he stepped down in 2015. He was arrested in France and investigators revealed accusations of athletes being squeezed for payments to cover up their doping cases.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino joins IOC, ends five-year period of no representation by football in Olympic body
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino joins IOC, ends five-year period of no representation by football in Olympic body

Gianni Infantino joins International Tennis Federation chief David Haggerty and Japanese Olympic Committee president Yasuhiro Yamashita as the IOC’s latest members.

World Athletics Championships 2019: After corruption allegations over hosting bids, empty seats cast new shadow on Doha event
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World Athletics Championships 2019: After corruption allegations over hosting bids, empty seats cast new shadow on Doha event

Qatar's conduct in bidding for the world athletics championships, first unsuccessfully for the 2017 edition, remains under criminal investigation in France

IAAF president Sebastian Coe says world governing body has made progress on Russian doping, leveling female playing field
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IAAF president Sebastian Coe says world governing body has made progress on Russian doping, leveling female playing field

Coe, who won 1500m Olympic golds for Britain in 1980 and 1984, beat legendary former Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka to take over as head of the International Association of Athletics Federations from the now-disgraced Senegalese Lamine Diack in 2015.

Legendary athletes Alexander Popov, Sergey Bubka deny taking bribes for backing Rio's Olympic bid
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Legendary athletes Alexander Popov, Sergey Bubka deny taking bribes for backing Rio's Olympic bid

Sergio Cabral, a former governor of Rio de Janeiro, said at a court in Brazil that Popov as well as Bubka received bribes in exchange for supporting the city as host to the 2016 Olympic Games.

French prosecutors recommend trial for ex-IAAF chief Lamine Diack over corruption charges, alleged role in Russian doping issue
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French prosecutors recommend trial for ex-IAAF chief Lamine Diack over corruption charges, alleged role in Russian doping issue

French prosecutors have recommended that the former head of athletics' governing body IAAF, Lamine Diack, and his son stand trial for allegedly obstructing sanctions against Russia for doping in return for payments, sources told AFP Monday.

Tsunekazu Takeda to step down as Japan's Olympic Committee chief in June amid claims of corruption in Tokyo 2020 bid
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Tsunekazu Takeda to step down as Japan's Olympic Committee chief in June amid claims of corruption in Tokyo 2020 bid

Tsunekazu Takeda said that he would step down as JOC chief, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics

Japan's Olympic Committee chief, charged with corruption, claims he didn't know of lobby firm's links to middle man
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Japan's Olympic Committee chief, charged with corruption, claims he didn't know of lobby firm's links to middle man

Tsunekazu Takeda was charged this month by French investigating magistrates probing two payments totalling $2.3 million (two million euros) made before and after the Japanese capital was chosen to host the Olympics in a September 2013 vote.

Japan's Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda denies corruption allegations linked to 2020 Tokyo Games bid
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Japan's Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda denies corruption allegations linked to 2020 Tokyo Games bid

French investigating magistrates have indicted Tsunekazu Takeda as they probe two payments made before Tokyo was chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Japan Olympic chief Tsunekazu Takeda denies wrongdoing after being indicted for corruption
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Japan Olympic chief Tsunekazu Takeda denies wrongdoing after being indicted for corruption

Japan's Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda on Friday denied bribery or any wrongdoing after being indicted in France for corruption linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid.

IAAF chief Sebastian Coe accused of misleading UK parliamentary inquiry into Russian doping
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IAAF chief Sebastian Coe accused of misleading UK parliamentary inquiry into Russian doping

The committee suggested Sebastian Coe could have acted sooner to clean up the sport while he served as vice president of the international track and field federation until 2015