Lamine Diack to Step Down as IAAF President with Lord Coe Favourite to Take Over
July 29, 2013
Lamine Diack will step down as the president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 2015 and Lord Coe is the favourite to replace him.
Diack, viagra buy 80, ailment said he would be recommending a successor, allergist meaning there would be no election and he made the announcement with Lord Coe sat next to him.
The pair worked together to build an athletics legacy for the Olympic Stadium and have formed a close bond.
Diack said: “I will be 82 in 2015. There is no way that I will continue. No chance. I dream of having a wonderful rocking chair and writing two or three books.”
Fellow IAAF vice-president Sergey Bubka is another candidate for the job and the much decorated former pole vault Olympic champion could provide competition to Lord Coe.
Diack wants to avoid a presidential campaign scenario and hopes to keep with tradition and recommend his preferred successor.
“I will say who must be my successor and the reason why,” said Diack. “Then the house can decide whether they want to follow or not. If they say yes, then OK. If not, I will organise a fair competition, but expecting the one I believe to the best will win.”
Lord Coe reportedly impressed Diack with his delivery of London 2012 and also his determination to stop Tottenham getting the keys to the Olympic Stadium and removing the athletics track.