IAAF trio step down in drugs storm

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Published: Thursday 11th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Three senior IAAF officials, including the son of president Lamine Diack, have stepped down from their posts with athletics’ world governing body pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of a cover-up of systematic doping in Russia.

Massata Papa Diack, who works for the IAAF as a marketing consultant, and IAAF legal adviser Habib Cisse have joined Valentin Balakhnichev, the president of the Russian athletics federation and the IAAF’s treasurer, in agreeing to step down, sources have confirmed to Press Association Sport.

It comes days after German television station ARD broadcast three documentaries alleging that the IAAF officials were implicated in covering up the doping in Russia.

The move comes after the IAAF’s executive board met on Wednesday – the governing body’s ethics committee is investigation the allegations.

Published: Thursday 11th December 2014 by The News Editor

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