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How Lamine Diack’s 16-year reign in charge of IAAF led to a jail term

Diack’s corruption, covering up Russian doping cases for bribes, was discovered after police raided a Paris hotel

The unmasking of Lamine Diack as one of the great sinners in the history of sport began with a police raid on All Saints’ Day in 2015. At this point Diack, the head of global athletics for 16 years and a distinguished figure at the International Olympic Committee, had yet to be implicated in a growing scandal involving the Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova, who had secretly paid €450,000 to senior figures at the International Association of Athletics Federations to hide a doping ban.

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