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Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ world governing physique, has been sentenced by French authorities to 4 years in jail, two of them suspended, after being discovered responsible of corruption.

The Senegalese, 87, confronted corruption and money-laundering prices linked to the Russian doping scandal.

Diack was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cowl up take a look at outcomes and letting them proceed competing, together with within the 2012 London Olympics.

He was additionally given a most positive of 500,000 euros (£456,928).

Diack was investigated by French authorities for 4 years over claims he took funds of greater than 3m euros to cowl up dishonest.

The decide mentioned his actions had “undermined the values of athletics and the combat in opposition to doping”.

Diack has been underneath home arrest in Paris since November 2015.

Beforehand one of the influential figures in world sport, Diack was president of the Worldwide Affiliation of Athletics’ Federations – now World Athletics – for 16 years till he was changed by Britain’s Lord Coe in August 2015.

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