Lamine Diack, Ex-Head Of Global Athletics Dies At 88

Ex-head of Global Athletics, Lamine Diack is reportedly dead.

According to reports, he died at the age of 88.

He was also named in a Brazilian court of being paid $2 million (£1.5m) in exchange for up to nine votes that helped Rio win the right to stage the 2016 Olympic Games.

Confirming his death, his son, Papa Massata said:

 “He died at home around 2am of a natural death.”

Diack held the French/West African long jump record, helped to coach the Senegal national football team, and became mayor of Dakar, then a senior politician in his home country.

Diack, who led the International Association of Athletics Federations from 1999 to 2015, was also an influential International Olympic Committee member.

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