Lamine Diack, the controversial former president of the International Athletics Federation, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Photo: AP Photo/Kin Cheung
Lamine Diack, the controversial former president of the International Athletics Federation, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Photo: AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Former controversial world athletics chief Lamine Diack who covered up Russian bribe scandal dies, aged 88

  • Diack was president of the IAAF, now World Athletics, from 1999 to 2015 after holding several political positions in Senegal
  • He was sentenced to four years in prison for covering up the payment of bribes by Russian athletes involved in doping cases

Topic |   World Athletics
Lamine Diack, the controversial former president of the International Athletics Federation, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Photo: AP Photo/Kin Cheung
Lamine Diack, the controversial former president of the International Athletics Federation, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Photo: AP Photo/Kin Cheung
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