IOC denies allegation Thomas Bach interfered in French investigation

Olympics Oct 10, 2020

IOC denies allegation Thomas Bach interfered in French investigation

The IOC denied claims on Friday that president Thomas Bach intervened to help steer an Olympic official implicated in corruption away from France, where the investigation has been led. German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung's suggestion Bach contradicted a regular promise to cooperate fully with prosecutors in ...

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack attends court hearing

General Feb 1, 2020

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack attends court hearing

Lamine Diack, the former head of track and field's world governing body, returned to court in Paris on Friday for questioning over bribery charges and the allocation of major athletics events and two Olympic Games. The 86-year-old Senegalese arrived in court at around 9.30 a.m. ...

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Olympics Mar 4, 2017

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payments to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before the vote. Le Monde said a company ...

Ex-IAAF chief Diack's son denies receiving Tokyo Olympics bid money

National May 15, 2016

Ex-IAAF chief Diack's son denies receiving Tokyo Olympics bid money

Papa Massata Diack, son of the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has denied allegations that he received money from the Tokyo Olympic bid team through a Singapore bank account in return for helping Tokyo land the 2020 Games. "I haven't ...

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

More Sports / Track & Field Nov 5, 2015

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics, has been placed under formal investigation in France on suspicion of corruption and money laundering following a complaint from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The inquiry, confirmed by the French financial prosecutor's office on Wednesday, comes at ...