Lamine Diack Resigns From Role at IOC Following Suspension

By iSportconnect | November 11, 2015

Former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Lamine Diack has resigned from his position as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The IOC had released a statement on Tuesday confirming that Diack had been provisionally suspended as an honorary member following a proposal by the IOC Ethics Commission.

Diack is under criminal investigation for taking bribes to help cover up positive doping samples while he was in charge of the IAAF.

Diack’s 16-year reign as the president of the IAAF came to an end in August, pill with Briton Seb Coe being elected as his replacement.

The IOC’s statement also outlined the decisions the Executive Board has made in regards to the Olympic Games.

The statement read: “The IOC has asked the IAAF to initiate disciplinary procedures against all athletes, ambulance coaches and officials who have participated in the Olympic Games and are accused of doping in the report of the Independent Commission.

“With its zero-tolerance policy against doping, sale | following the conclusion of this procedure, the IOC will take all the necessary measures and sanctions with regard to the withdrawal and reallocation of medals and as the case may be exclusion of coaches and officials from future Olympic Games.”

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