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Former IAAF ( World Athletics) President Lamine Diack Allowed To Return To Senegal After A Football Club Paid His Bond

The former IAAF (World Athletics) president Lamine Diack has been allowed to return to Senegal after bond attached to his final release was paid last week.

The 87-year-old Diack was saved from going to prison by his age but the judge still attached a bond before he can be free. According to his lawyer the 500,000 euro bond in question was raised by Senegalese Premier League side Jaraaf de Dakar after selling part of their property.

Diack led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed World Athletics, from 1999 to 2015.

He was found guilty in September of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and was sentenced to four years in prison, of which two years were suspended, and fined 500,000 euros (US$600,000).

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

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