Lamine Diack: Former IAAF head found guilty of corruption and jailed
Lamine Diack, the ex-head of athletics' governing body, has been jailed after being found guilty of corruption.
The Senegalese, 87, faced corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal.
Diack was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and letting them continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics.
He was sentenced to four years in prison, two of them suspended.
Diack's lawyers said he would be appealing against the judgement, which they called "unfair and inhumane".
Diack, who was also given a maximum fine of 500,000 euros (£456,928), was investigated by French authorities for four years over claims he took payments of more than 3m euros to cover up cheating.
The judge said his actions had "undermined the values of athletics and the fight against doping".
Diack has been under house arrest in Paris since November 2015.
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He was part of a scheme which covered up Russian doping in return for bribes.
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