IOC asks Senegal to help in Diack investigation

By Daily Sports on October 10, 2018

Views: 452

The International Olympic Committee has asked Senegal to support a French investigation into the son of the former head of the international athletics federation (IAAF) who is suspected of corruption, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday.

France’s financial prosecutor has said that Senegalese Papa Massata Diack, the son of former long-time IAAF President Lamine Diack, had been at the heart of a corruption scheme in international sports, an accusation he has denied.

The prosecutor said there were indications that payments were made in return for the votes of IAAF and IOC members over the designation of host cities for the Olympics and other major sporting events.

“We have been in contact with (IAAF President) Seb Coe on this,” Bach told reporters.

“We have asked Senegal already a long time ago to assist in the inquiry and we have had assurances months ago that if the French authorities want to hear Papa Massata Diack then they can come to Senegal and there he will be at the disposal of the French authorities.”

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, was at the IOC Session in Argentina this week as the capital, Dakar, was named as the 2022 Youth Olympics hosts.

Lamine Diack was president of the IAAF from 1999-2015. He was the first African head of athletics’ governing body and an influential member of the IOC. His son was a former marketing consultant to the IAAF.

Brazilian investigators have said politicians and the head of the national Olympic committee arranged a $2 million bribe for Lamine Diack’s vote and for him to convince other IOC members from Africa to bring the 2016 Games to Rio de Janeiro.

The elder Diack is being detained in France as investigations continue. (SuperSport)

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 10, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
LMC fines FC IfeanyiUbah, deduct points

Champions League: Arsenal have run out of steam,...

Pillar of Sports tasks Super Eagles ahead of...

UEFA Champions League: Man of the match Ronaldo...

Omaka delighted in Sunshine Stars victory

Father played with Pele, uncle died in the...

 

Latest News Martial, Lingard to Miss Chelsea, Liverpool Games Ighalo Happy to Reunite with Former Coach at Shanghai Shenhua Efe Ambrose Joins Championship side Derby County South African Govt. Rallies Behind Semenya on IAAF’s New Gender Rules Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay Make Joint Bid for 2030 World Cup Chelsea Charged after Fan Runs on Pitch and Hugs Eden Hazard Neymar Must Win with Brazil to Reach Pele’s Level — Mourinho Valverde extends Barcelona stay until 2020 Luiz Insists Chelsea Stars Still Believe in Sarri Qatar Open: Simona Halep Beats Elina Svitolina to Reach Final Lacazette Sent Off as Bate Stun Disappointing Arsenal in Europa League Showdown Barkley and Giroud Give Chelsea Narrow Victory over Malmo in Sweden

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,039 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,079 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,780 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (35,109 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,236 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (34,145 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (33,205 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (33,118 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,095 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,997 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,065 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (29,453 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (275) Basketball (147) Boxing (530) Columnists (393) Euro Soccer Update (4136) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (45) Golf (73) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (3) News (4712) NPL Glo Premier League (983) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (517)

 

 

Classic games

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media