Lamine Diack resigns as honorary member of the IOC


Former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Lamine Diack has resigned as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

‘s resignation came a day after the IOC announced it had provisionally suspended him from his role at the .

See: IOC Ethics Commission calls for Lamine Diack’s suspension

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.

Diack also resigned from his position as president of the International Athletics Foundation (IAF) on Tuesday.

“Discussions will be held in due course regarding the IAF and the appointment of a new IAF president,” the IAAF commented in a statement.