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BeIN Sports chief in World Athletics Championships corruption inquiry

• French authorities suspect he paid bribes for Doha bid
• Yousef Al-Obaidly denies wrongdoing in statement

The director general of the Qatari television group BeIN is under investigation for corruption by the French authorities, who suspect he paid bribes in a bid to help Doha host the World Athletics Championships.

Yousef Al-Obaidly, who is also on the board of directors at Paris Saint-Germain, is also under judicial investigation for “aggravated money laundering” according to Le Monde. The paper also says that Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of the IAAF, athletics’ governing body, is also facing “passive corruption” charges by the National Financial Office.

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