The former head of the IAAF cropped doping case of Russian athletes in order to save the contract with the Russian sponsors

Экс-глава IAAF купировал допинговые дела российских спортсменов, чтобы спасти контракт с российскими спонсорами

Lamine Diack

On the eve of the ex-President of the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack told a French court that deliberately blocked and slowed the consideration of the doping Affairs of the Russian athletes from 2011 to 2013, according to Reuters.

Former senior sports official said that he did it for the salvation of a sponsorship deal with Russian banks.

While 87-year-old deacon stated that it did not seek to cover specific athletes before the 2012 Olympics in London. According to diak, the cases could attract the attention of the public and cause a scandal, which the former official was trying to avoid.

Deacon argues that the IAAF at the time was experiencing severe financial situation, and the organization faced a crisis if the Russian sponsors refused to Finance this sport.

Diack, once one of the most influential people in athletics, stalknulsya with accusations of corruption, money laundering and breach of trust. The charges carry a maximum term of 10 years in prison.

In turn, the prosecution argues that the deacon demanded from the athletes bribes totaling $ 3.5 million. for hiding their doping cases. Also suspect that the money from Russian sponsors, the ex-official used to Finance the presidential campaign in Senegal.

2015 deacon is under house arrest after allegations of corruption. The ex-official also suspected of receiving bribes from the bid Committee of Tokyo for the support in choosing the capital of the Olympic games in 2020.