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Ohuruogu criticises IAAF chief over doping remarks

International Association of Athletics Federations president Lamine Diack told the BBC that he was “shocked” by claims that IAAF officials were implicated in covering up…

International Association of Athletics Federations president Lamine Diack told the BBC that he was “shocked” by claims that IAAF officials were implicated in covering up doping in Russia.
“It’s very hard to promote our sport when he doesn’t know what the hell is going on,” Ohuruogu said.
“Who else’s job is it?”
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, Ohuruogu said: “I think that kind of sentiment is uncalled for. Even if he felt that way personally he should have kept that private.”
In December, a German TV documentary claimed Russian officials systematically accepted payment from athletes to supply banned substances and cover up tests.
Those claims are now being examined by the IAAF’s ethics commission, which will decide whether Russian anti-doping officials, its own treasurer and even the son of its president are guilty of wrongdoing.
The BBC has not independently verified the documentary’s allegations and is awaiting responses from the athletes, who were approached when it was first broadcast, that were targeted in the programme. The Russian authorities have dismissed the allegations as a “pack of lies”.
But Diack – who will stand down as IAAF president in August after 16 years as the most powerful figure in track and field – denied knowledge of any cover-up.

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