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.