Diack denies funding Senegal president's campaign

Athletics - Diack denies funding Senegal president's campaignFormer world athletics chief Lamine Diack denies helping fund Senegal president Macky Sall’s election campaign in 2012, his lawyers said on Saturday. Diack has been charged in France with accepting Russian bribes to cover up positive drugs tests when he was president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). On Friday he was quoted in Le Monde newspaper claiming Russia had donated 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to help Sall depose Abdoulaye Wade, who was Senegal president from 2000 until his defeat to Sall in March 2012.

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