Lamine Diack

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Lamine Diack in 2012
Lamine Diack during the opening of the 2007 World Championships in Osaka

Lamine Diack (born 7 June 1933 in Dakar, Senegal) was the Chairman of the Board of the National Water Company "Société Nationale des Eaux" of Senegal (SONES) from 1995 to 2001. He became president of the International Association of Athletics Federations on 8 November 1999, and was re-elected for another four-year term on 16 October 2011.[1] He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee.

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He was a long jumper in the late 1950s, winning the event at the 1958 French Athletics Championships and holding the French/West African record from 1957 to 1960.

The ethics committee of the IOC conducted a year long investigation into claims that Diack received bribes from the bankrupt sports marketing company International Sport and Leisure.[2] Diack had received three payments of $30,000 and 30,000 French francs in 1993. Diack had personally received the cash payments from ISL at a time when the company was in negotiations with the IAAF to sign a marketing contract. The IOC described Diack as having "placed himself in a conflict of interest situation".[3]

Diack claimed that he received the money from supporters after his house burned down.[3] Diack was warned for his behaviour, with the fact that he was not a member of IOC at the time of the wrongdoing considered a mitigating factor.[3]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Italy Primo Nebiolo
Presidents of the IAAF
1999-
Succeeded by
Incumbent