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    11 biggest jaw-droppers from the 2020 Emmys Fact check: Kamala Harris was sworn in on the Bible, identifies as Baptist Olympic bid scandal linked to former IOC members son TOKYO (AP) — A consulting company working for the Tokyo Olympic bid committee paid about $370,000 to the son of then-influential IOC member Lamine Diack before — and after — the Japanese capital was picked in 2013 to host the 2020 Games, news agency Kyodo reported on Monday. © Provided by Associated Press Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) now known as World Athletics, speaks to the media in Dakar, Senegal Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Papa Massata Diack, who was himself convicted by a French court in absentia and sentenced to five years in prison, said Thursday that his father's conviction for corruption during his nearly 16-year tenure at the IAAF and four-year prison sentence handed down in France was a "denial of justice." (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui) © Provided by Associated Press Former track federation president Lamine Diack,...
    A consulting company working for the Tokyo Olympic bid committee paid about $370,000 to the son of then-influential IOC member Lamine Diack before — and after — the Japanese capital was picked in 2013 to host the 2020 Games, news agency Kyodo reported on Monday. The payment is reported to be part of $2 million transferred by the bid committee to Black Tidings, a now shuttered consulting company based in Singapore. Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee at the time, acknowledged signing off on the $2 million payment. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Takeda denied any wrongdoing, but the issue forced him to resign from his position in 2019 amid the looming investigation by French authorities. He also resigned from the International Olympic Committee. Kyodo said that in an interview with the news agency, Papa Massata Diack said the money he received was from a sponsorship deal in China and had nothing to do with Tokyo. The payments to Papa Massata Diack are new findings based on reporting by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and...
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The son of former IAAF President Lamine Diack said Thursday from Senegal that his father’s conviction and four-year prison sentence handed down in France was a “denial of justice.” Papa Massata Diack, who was also convicted by the French court in absentia and sentenced to five years, condemned the judicial proceedings while addressing journalists in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Senegal declined to extradite him after an international arrest warrant. “We have not committed any crime that deserves jail time. Lamine Diack’s integrity has never been lacking,” he said. “What happened in Paris was a denial of justice.” Lamine Diack was president of the IAAF, now known as World Athletics, from 1999-2015. Papa Massata Diack worked under his father as a consultant for the athletics body. The two men were alleged to have used their positions to enrich themselves to the tune of millions of dollars. The Senegalese government has not yet reacted to the sentences handed down Wednesday, but many here already have said they thought the sentence was too harsh for an 87-year-old. “It was...
    (CNN)The former head of athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty on charges of corruption related to the Russian doping scandal, a Paris courthouse announced on Wednesday.Diack, 87, was found guilty of soliciting $4.1 million (3.45 million euros) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up the allegations and allow them to continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics.He was handed a four-year prison sentence on Wednesday, two of which are suspended, and fined $594,000 (500,000 euros).The Senegalese was one of the most influential men in the sport and led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed World Athletics, from 1999-2015.It is unclear whether he will spend any time in prison, given that he's been under house arrest in Paris since 2015.Read MoreDuring the trial Diack reportedly denied all of the allegations.According to Reuters, Diack's lawyers called the judgment unfair and inhumane, and confirmed they would appeal the decision.CNN is trying to reach Diack's attorneys for further comment.Diack's son, Papa Massata, was also sentenced to five years...
    PARIS (AP) — Former track federation president Lamine Diack was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in a scheme that allowed Russian athletes who paid hush money to keep competing when they should have been suspended for doping. The guilty verdict in a Paris court represented a spectacular fall from grace for the 87-year-old Diack, who was the powerful head of the IAAF from 1999-2015. The court also sentenced Diack to another two years of suspended jail time and fined him 500,000 euros ($590,000). Diack was found guilty of multiple corruption charges and of breach of trust but acquitted of a money laundering charge. At Diack's trial in June, prosecutors requested a four-year jail term and a fine of 500,000 euros ($590,000). Diack's son, Papa Massata Diack, was also on trial. The former IAAF marketing consultant lives in Senegal and was tried in his absence, also on corruption, money laundering and breach of trust charges. Ahead of the verdict, Papa Massata Diack this week called the charges “the biggest lie in the history of world sport.”...
    The 25 coolest TV characters of all time Looking to reverse that withdrawal from your retirement account? Heres how to fix it and save on taxes Ex-head of world athletics Diack found guilty of corruption PARIS (Reuters) - The former head of world athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, was convicted in France on Wednesday of corruption in a Russian doping scandal. © Reuters/CHARLES PLATIAU Former IAAF President Lamine Diack attends trial in Paris Diack, 87, was found guilty of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping, to cover up test results and let them continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics. The court also found Diack guilty of accepting Russian money to help finance Macky Sall's campaign for the 2012 Senegal presidential election, in exchange for slowing anti-doping procedures. (Reporting by Tangi Salaun; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
    PARIS (AP) — Former track federation president Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption; sentenced to 2 years in prison, fined $590K. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The son of the former head of world athletics denounced the corruption and money laundering charges against himself and his father on Monday and called their trial in France a “conspiracy” by the “Anglo-Saxons.” Papa Massata Diack’s comments came at a news conference he called in their home country of Senegal two days before a verdict is expected in the trial. Diack’s father, Lamine Diack, was president of the IAAF, now known as World Athletics, from 1999-2015. Papa Massata Diack worked under his father as a consultant for the athletics body. The two men are charged with corruption, money laundering and breach of trust, and are alleged to have used their positions to enrich themselves to the tune of millions of dollars. Prosecutors say Lamine Diack directly or indirectly solicited 3.45 million euros ($3.9 million) in bribes from athletes, many of them Russian, to cover up their positive doping tests. He also used his authority to enable his son, who he employed as a marketing consultant, to siphon off millions of dollars from sponsorship deals, the...
    FILE PHOTO: Former President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack, wearing a face mask, gestures as he arrives for his trial at the Paris courthouse, France, June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Lawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client’s innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term. French financial prosecutors on Wednesday sought a four-year jail sentence for Senegalese Diack, saying he and his son, Papa Massata Diack, were at the heart of a scheme that solicited bribes worth millions of euros from Russian athletes to cover up failed doping tests and allow them to continue competing. Prosecutors had sought a five-year sentence for Papa Massata Diack. Lamine Diack’s lawyers on Thursday said there were “no tangible elements” proving Lamine Diack’s participation in the scheme, and put the blame on his absent son. “One has to distinguish between the son and the father,” said defence lawyer Simon Ndiaye, adding that...
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