IOC asks Senegal to help in Diack investigation

By Daily Sports on October 10, 2018

Views: 588

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


 

You may also like...
Ronaldo says he is a tax invader

Suarez scores hat-trick as Barca thrash Real in...

Ighalo scores 15th EPL goal

Ghana edge South Africa for third spot

Evra leaves Marseille, banned for seven months by...

Chelsea show ‘attitude to fight’- Conte

 

Latest News Valencia Stun Barcelona to Emerge 2018/2019 Copa Del Rey Champions Bayern Beat Leipzig to Win German Cup, Domestic Double Messi Sets another Record Victor Moses Expected to Join Inter Milan after Confirming Fenerbahce Exit Oshoala, Ebi, Oparanozie, 20 Others in Super Falcons’ Final Squad Dele-Bashiru: Nigeria U20 Will Go Far in Fifa World Cup Mikel Obi’s Inclusion in 2019 AFCON Squad a Good Omen, Says Udeze Mane to Battle Van Dijk, Hazard, Others for PFA Player of the Year Award PSG Coach Tuchel Extends Deal Until 2021 Arsenal, Chelsea Return Unsold Europa League Final Tickets Sergio Ramos Considering Real Madrid Exit Hamilton Beats Bottas to Pole Position in Monaco

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,395 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,474 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (36,093 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (35,604 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (34,619 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,573 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (33,798 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (33,644 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,395 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (32,540 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (30,570 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,414 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (283) Basketball (164) Boxing (546) Columnists (436) Euro Soccer Update (4859) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (46) Golf (73) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (4) News (4960) NPL Glo Premier League (1014) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (543)

 

 

 

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