Former World Athletics president Lamine Diack dead

Former head of global athletics Lamine Diack is dead. 

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What you need to know:

  • The Senegalese was head of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed World Athletics, from 1999 to 2015
  • Diack was in charge as the sport grew and developed beyond its European and North American core
  • Diack was replaced by Britain's Sebastian Coe in August 2015 as head of world athletics

Dakar, Senegal

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