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Lawsuit against former atletikpræsident begins Monday

With months of delay began the trial of Lamine Diack, the former president of The International Atletikforbund, IAAF, now named the World Athletics, on Monday.

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Lawsuit against former atletikpræsident begins Monday

With months of delay began the trial of Lamine Diack, the former president of The International Atletikforbund, IAAF, now named the World Athletics, on Monday.

Diack, who was the president from 1999 to 2015, is among other things accused of having received millions of dollars in order to have covered up positive drug tests from the Russian atletikudøvere.

the Trial reached otherwise, just to go back in January, but was then postponed to June. Monday was the 87-year-old senegaleser so back in court in Paris, where the trial started at 09.30.

- I have bad hearing, a very complicated health, but here I am, said Diack on arrival, according to AFP news agency.

The postponement was due to the prosecution a few hours before the start of the received three thick volumes of evidence.

Why should there be extra time to review the testimony of, among others, Diacks son, Papa Massata Diack, who is also on trial in the case.

Father and son have reportedly also scored the box to make sure that the major international atletikstævner ended up certain sites, and that the tv rights to the competitions also ended up in certain hands.

Lamine Diack was in 2015 replaced as president by Sebastian Coe. Diacks reign ended in chaos, with accusations that he, along with his son, tried to prevent a doping case against Russia to the payment.

In november 2015, The world anti-doping agency (Wada), a report on doping in Russian athletics. The conclusion was systematic doping and led to the IAAF suspended The Russian Atletikforbund from all the competition.

Lamine Diack faces up to ten years in prison.

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