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Lamine Diack faces judgement in a French court on Wednesday

Athletics

Former athletics boss Diack guilty of doping cover-up, given prison term

PARIS, France, Sep 16 – The former head of global athletics, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, of which two years were suspended.

Diack, an 87-year-old Senegalese, who led the International Association of Athletics Federations, now renamed World Athletics, from 1999 to 2015, was also fined 500,000 euros ($600,000). He has the right to appeal.

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