France: Diack back in court over votes-for-cash scandal

The former head of world athletics Lamine Diack was back before a judge in Paris on Thursday a week after his conviction for corruption in covering up Russian doping cases, judicial sources reported.

This time, the 87-year-old was being quizzed as part of an investigation into an alleged votes-for-cash scandal involving the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo respectively.

Diack “was interviewed today” confirmed one of his lawyers, Simon Ndiaye, without disclosing any further details.

Last week, the Senegalese was sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were suspended, for his part in hushing up 23 Russian doping offences so the athletes involved could compete at the 2012 London Olympics and 2013 world championships in Moscow.

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