Athletics federation confirms police anti-doping misconduct probe

Athletics world governing body on Wednesday confirmed that French police are investigating misconduct involving its doping regulations.

The IAAF released a statement after French prosecutors said they had charged former federation president Lamine Diack for corruption and money laundering and conspiracy.

Sources said the 82-year-old was suspected of covering up doping cases. An advisor to Diack has also been charged and a doctor involved in IAAF anti-doping efforts is in custody in France, the sources said.

The IAAF said that after the World Anti-Doping Agency had passed on information “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,” said a statement.

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