Coe asks Senegalese President to help extradite Papa Massata Diack to France so can answer bribery allegations

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The notorious Papa Massatta Diack the son of former International Association of Athletics Federations president Lamine Diack has been accused in the past of taking bribe money in exchange for awarding IAAF World Championships.

The elder Diack has been accused of several crimes of his own including extortion. Below, Inside the Games exclusively reports that the process of charging them is still in progress.

From Inside the Games

Sebastian Coe has personally asked Senegal’s President Macky Sall to intervene and help have former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) marketing consultant Papa Massata Diack extradited to France for questioning in connection with corruption allegations.

The French prosecutor has claimed there were indications that payments were made by Papa Diack, the son of former IAAF President Lamine Diack, in return for the votes of IAAF and International Olympic Committee (IOC) members over the designation of host cities for the Olympics and other major sporting events.

Papa Diack has been on Interpol’s most wanted list since December 2015 but remains in Dakar as the Senegalese Government refuses to extradite him to France to face the charges.

Sall led Senegal’s delegation to the IOC Session here where yesterday they were awarded the 2022 Summer Youth Olympic Games – set to be the biggest multi-sport event to be hosted in Africa.

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