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 ...

Doping probe rips IAAF

More Sports Jan 15, 2016

Doping probe rips IAAF

Track and field's governing body was corrupted from the inside by a "powerful rogue group" led by its president, and they conspired to extort athletes and allow doping Russians to continue competing, a World Anti-Doping Agency probe reported Thursday. Other IAAF leaders were at fault, ...

More Sports / Track & Field Nov 9, 2015

Coe seeking ways to restore IAAF's credibility

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Sunday that his sport faces a "long way back" before it can restore trust and credibility amid the "dark days" of the bribery, extortion and doping cover-up allegations that are shaking track and field. In an interview with AP, Coe ...

IAAF cancels annual gala as scandal grows

More Sports / Track & Field Nov 7, 2015

IAAF cancels annual gala as scandal grows

The IAAF canceled its annual awards gala Friday amid the corruption allegations rocking track and field's governing body. The IAAF ethics commission also confirmed that the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack was among four people facing sanctions in connection with helping a Russian ...

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 ...