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Diack, ex-IAAF boss sentenced to 2-years in jail in corruption scandal


– Lamine Diack was sentenced to two years imprisonment for collecting bribe from athletes

– The former IAAF president also hid test results of suspected athletes who used substance to cheat

– The 87-year-old also influenced the 2012 election in his native home Senegal in exchange for bribe

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Lamine Diack will spend the next two years in jail after the former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) boss was found guilty for involvement in a Russian doping scandal.

The 87-year-old was convicted in France on Wednesday, September 16, for accepting bribes from athletes suspected for doping.

Diack who was president of the IAAF from 1999 to 2015 covered up test results and allowed athletes to compete including the 2012 Olympics in London.

The administrator was also found culpable of collecting money from Russian to help finance Macky Sall’s campaign for the 2012 Senegal presidential election in exchange for slowing anti-doping procedures.

He had collected bribes totaling up to £3.15million from athletes who were suspected to be cheating using hard substances.

Lamine Diack, ex-IAAF boss, 87, sentenced to 2-years imprison corruption scandal

Lamine Diack, ex-IAAF boss, 87, sentenced to 2-years imprison corruption scandal. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The court stated said that the former long-jumper’s actions had “undermined the values of athletics and the fight against doping”.

A fine of £457,000 has been imposed on Diack and a four-year prison of which two years out of it has been suspended.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang along with his two sons Pierre and Curtys to the Emirates Stadium where he penned a new three year deal for Arsenal.

The 31-year-old committed his long term future to the Gunners until the summer of 2023 after his impressive campaign since joining the club in January 2018.

The Gabonese striker posted a picture of himself and his two sons and the head out of the tunnel onto the pitch.

Legit.ng also reported that Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City’s 3-0 win over Premier League newcomers West Bromwich Albion in their opening day fixture.

The Nigerian international filled in the void in the center-back position with Turkish defender who was named in the Premier League XI for last season, Caglar Soyuncu.

At first the 23-year-old was shaky in the opening minutes of the game as he mistimed a back pass to Kasper Schmeichel to concede a corner kick.

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