Exclusive: the damning report into world athletics doping extortion scandal

By Federico Franchini

Amid the ongoing corruption scandal tearing apart world football governing body Fifa, the association governing world athletics, the IAAF, is now rocked by revelations of an extortion racket implicating both its former president and senior staff arrested last week in France and who allegedly demanded cash to cover up doping evidence against athletes. The IAAF scandal reaches a high point on Monday when a World Anti-Doping Agency commission will deliver a report of its investigation into the scam. Mediapart has gained advance access to the commission’s disturbing findings. Federico Franchini reports.

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The former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack, was formally placed under investigation by French magistrates last week for suspected corruption and aggravated money laundering amid what is fast developing into the greatest ever scandal to hit world athletics.