IAAF Cancel Awards Gala As More Diack Corruption Allegations Emerge
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has cancelled its World Athletics Awards Gala in Monte Carlo following the arrest of former President Lamine Diack on allegations of accepting bribes to cover up doping charges, it has been reported.
Coe Promises To Rebuild Athletes And "Restore Trust" After Diack Corruption Scandal
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has claimed he is "more determined than ever to rebuild this sport and restore trust" following the scandal involving his predecessor Lamine Diack, who allegedly accepted cash to cover up positive doping cases involving Russian athletes. Coe was making his first public response since Diack was placed under official investigation.
Russian Sports Ministry Urges WADA To Focus "On Real Facts And Evidence"
Russia's Ministry of Sport has urged the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to focus on "real facts and evidence" in an attempt to deflect accusations presented in today's Independent Commission Report, leaving the country facing the prospect of being banned from next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Kremlin Claims Doping Allegations In WADA Report Are "Groundless"
Claims that Russia were involved in "state-supported" doping are groundless and not backed up by evidence so far, the Kremlin claimed today.
Russia Given Until End Of Week by Coe To Respond to WADA Report
Russia have been given until the end of this week to respond to the publication of today's report published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that recommended the country's athletes be suspended from international competition, which could include next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Rome 2024 Claim Departure Of City Mayor After Corruption Allegations Will Not Harm Bid
Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics faces a potential political crisis after the Mayor of the Italian capital was finally forced out of office after more than half of the city’s Councillors stepped down in response to him backtracking on a pledge to resign.
Coe Elected New President Of IAAF
Sebastian Coe was today elected the new President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), beating his only rival Sergey Bubka. Britain's double Olympic 1500 metres champion polled 115 votes to 92 for Bubka, the former world record holder for the pole vault. Coe, the former chairman of London 2012, will succeed Senegalese Lamine Diack, who is stepping down from the role after 16 years.
USOC Open Discussions With Los Angeles Over Bid For 2024 Olympics And Paralympics
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has officially confirmed that his city is interested in taking up the baton from Boston and launching a bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.