November 4, 2015
We received the following statement from the IAAF regarding the news breaking today from French Authorities that former “IAAF President Lamine Diack has been placed under criminal investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges, suspected of taking at least 200,000 euros ($220,000) from Russia to cover up positive doping tests”. The AP also reports that a “legal adviser to Diack, Habib Cisse, also was placed under investigation by judges acting on evidence provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency” and that “Gabriel Dolle, who was the director of the IAAF’s anti-doping department, also has been taken into custody in Nice.”
Here is the IAAF’s statement.
The IAAF confirms that, emanating from separate ongoing investigations by WADA’s independent commission and the IAAF’s own independent Ethics Commission into allegations surrounding its anti-doping rules and regulations, a French police investigation has now commenced.
The IAAF is fully cooperating with all investigations as it has been from the beginning of the process.
As part of the French investigation, police visited the IAAF HQ offices yesterday to carry out interviews and to access documentation.
The IAAF will make no further comment at this time.
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