• Former IAAF president Lamine Diack on trial for corruption in Paris on Monday

January 13, 2020

Lamine Diack, who preceded Lord Coe as president of the IAAF and was once described by Coe as the ‘spiritual leader of our sport’, faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in a French prison as he goes on trial.

He is accused of Cover-up of Russian positive doping tests in 2012. Receiving money to secure Olympics for Toyko and the 2019 World Athletics Championships for Doha. The award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar may even be involved.

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