Former IAAF President Lamine Diack has been provisionally suspended as an Honorary Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The IOC’s Executive Board on Tuesday afternoon ratified the proposal of the IOC Ethics Commission to provisionally suspend Mr Diack, the former President of IAAF, from his honorary membership of the IOC.
The IOC released a statement after it’s executive board meeting via video conference on Tuesday sanctioning Lamine Diack and urging the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and WADA “to consider all necessary action to be taken to protect the clean athletes and rebuild trust”.
Diack, from Senegal, is under investigation by French police for allegedly receiving more than €1m to cover up doping in Athletics.
The 82-year-old served as a full IOC member for 15 years until 2014, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 80 and became an honorary member.
He stepped down in August 2015 as president of the IAAF after 16 years in charge of the World track and field’s governing body.
The International Olympic Committee has been closely monitoring the situation after the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released its report into the corruption and doping crisis engulfing athletics on Monday 9 November.