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. He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee.
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. 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".
Diack claimed that he received the money from supporters after his house burned down. 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.
- "IAAF president Lamine Diack laughs off bribery investigation". The Guardian. 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
- "Hayatou, Diack escape serious punishment over ISL payments". Reuters. 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
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