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Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison

  • Former World Athletics president accepted bribes from Russia
  • Charged with helping athletes cover up drugs tests

The former president of World Athletics Lamine Diack has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined €500,000 (£455,000) after being found guilty of corruption by the French courts.

Diack, who led track and field’s governing body between 1999 and 2015, was convicted of several charges, including “giving and receiving bribes” in relation to Russian doping cases so that the country’s athletes could compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

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