Lamine Diack

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Lamine Diack (born June 7, 1933 in Dakar ) is a Senegalese sports official. From 1999 to 2015 he was President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).


In the 1950s Diack was active as a long jumper . He was in 1958 with 7.63 m French champion and 1959 with 7.72 m French student champion. He then worked in Senegal as a coach and technical director in football . In the early 1970s, Diack began a political career in addition to his involvement in sports. From 1978 to 1993 Diack was a member of the Senegalese National Assembly , from 1988 to 1993 its Vice-President, and from 1978 to 1980 he was mayor of Dakar.

From 1973 to 2003 Diack was President of the Confédération Africaine d'Athlétisme . In 1976 he was elected to the IAAF Council, in 1991 he became Vice President and 1999 President of the IAAF. As President he also became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1999, and from 2014 he was an honorary member. In 2015 he no longer took part in the election of the IAAF President, he was followed by Sebastian Coe in August 2015 .

2011 Diack received from the IOC Executive Board a reference because it total 58,880 Swiss francs (about 48,000 euros) from a 1993 ISL had assumed Manager. In the same year the IAAF had a marketing contract with ISL.

Corruption process

In November 2015, it became known that the French judiciary had brought charges against Diack and his lawyer on suspicion of money laundering and corruption. He is said to have covered up doping cases during his tenure . In the course of the affair, his honorary membership was temporarily withdrawn by the IOC. Diack then resigned as an IOC honorary member and as President of the International Athletics Foundation (IAF).

On June 18, 2020, the trial of Lamine Diack and five other people, including his son Papa Massata Diack, ended. Lamine Diack's defense called for the court's leniency, specifically referring to Lamine Diack's age (87 years).

On September 16, 2020, the 32nd Criminal Chamber of the Paris Court of Justice (32ème chambre correctionnelle du tribunal judiciaire de Paris) sentenced Lamine Diack for his involvement in a corruption network that directly or indirectly raised several million euros, mainly from Russian athletes, for covering up positive doping Tests extorted to four years in prison, two of which are suspended. He also has to pay a fine of 500,000 euros. According to the court, his age makes him unlikely to serve his sentence in prison. Diack appealed the decision through his lawyer.

His son, Papa Massata Diack, was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison and a fine of one million euros. Papa Massata had withdrawn to the Republic of Senegal , which, despite an arrest warrant from Interpol, does not want to extradite him. Other perpetrators of the machinations were sentenced to prison terms, including the lawyer Habib Cisse (3 years imprisonment, including 2 years on probation) and the ex-head of the anti-doping department of the IAAF (now World Athletics ), Gabriel Dollé (2 years probation).

Web links

Commons : Lamine Diack  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b A conversation with IAAF President Lamine Diack. In: , August 5, 2015 (English).
  2. LAMINE DIACK. In: (English).
  3. Former IAAF president Lamine Diack resigns as honorary IOC member. November 11, 2015, accessed September 30, 2019 .
  4. Mild penalties for IOC top officials. In: Westdeutsche Zeitung , December 8, 2011.
  5. Diack is charged with corruption. In: Spiegel Online . November 4, 2015, accessed November 4, 2015 .
  6. Diack loses honorary membership. In: sport1 . November 10, 2015, accessed November 10, 2015 .
  7. Diack no longer an IOC honorary member. In: sport1 , November 11, 2015.
  8. ^ IOC revokes Diack's honorary membership. In: Spiegel Online . November 10, 2015, accessed November 10, 2015 .
  9. a b c Judgment with signal effect: prison sentence for ex-athletics boss Lamine Diack , corruption process, on:, from September 16, 2020, accessed September 16, 2020