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• Lamine Diack 'solicited £3.1m in bribes' court hears at start of corruption trial

Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics, was at the heart of a corruption scam that saw Russian athletes pay six-figure sums to have their names erased from doping lists and cleared to compete at the London 2012 Olympics, a French court heard on Monday.

Diack, 87, who led the International Association of Athletics Federations from 1999 to 2015, is standing trial in Paris on charges of corruption, money laundering and breach of trust. Prosecutors allege he solicited bribes totalling £3.1 million from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results, and let them continue competing at events including London 2012 and the 2013 Moscow World Championships.

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