Bribes and extortion ‘rife’ to cover up athletes’ positive drug tests
Trial of former athletics chief Diack begins in France over cash for doping cover-up and money laundering
Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ governing body IAAF, went on trial in Paris on Monday on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal.
The trial of Diack, 86, who is under house arrest in Paris, comes five years after prosecutors began their investigation. They have described a web of corruption that was rife in world athletics, including bribes and extortion to cover up positive drug tests.
Diack has denied wrongdoing. His lawyers described him as a “man of values and principles” and said the accusations were baseless...