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Ex-IAAF chief Lamine Diack faces new charges in France

Paris: French investigators on Monday hit former IAAF president Lamine Diack with new corruption charges linked to doping cover-ups in world athletics, a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

Lamine Diack
Lamine Diack

The Senegalese is suspected of turning a blind eye to doping cases, notably involving Russian athletes, in exchange for money. Investigators also suspect him of making cash payments totalling 140,000 euros (USD 152,000) to Gabriel Dolle, a doctor for the IAAF until last year who has also been charged with corruption, the source said.

Diack, 82, denies making the payments. It is these suspicions that led to the new charges being laid against Diack, who was seen by an AFP reporter at the High Court in Paris on Monday.

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