• Extraordinary detail about how former IAAF president Diack allegedly offered dozens of Russian dopers protection

January 13, 2020

Charges of six former senior figures at the International Association of Athletics Federations, including Diack and his son Papa Massata Diack, that will begin in Paris on Monday.

According to submissions by the French National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF), seen by the Guardian, the Diacks are charged with having “established a veritable organised criminal organisation – of formidable efficiency, specialising in corruption, money laundering and embezzlement”.

The files say the Diacks were involved in a scheme called “full protection”, in which 23 Russian athletes paid between €100,000-€600,000 (between approximately £85,000 and £510,000) to former IAAF figures in exchange for being allowed to compete at the London 2012 Olympics and the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

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