Ex-world athletics chief Diack convicted in Paris graft trial

A Paris court has convicted former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, in his trial on corruption charges linked to a doping scandal, prosecutors said on Wednesday.Diack, 87, was sentenced to two years in prison, with another two years suspended, the French financial prosecution service said. The verdict can be appealed.News agency AFP reported that Diack was found guilty of corruption and misuse of resources and was also fined 500,000 euros (592,485 dollars).Diack headed the world athletics governing body IAAF (since renamed to World Athletics) from 1999 to 2015.His son Papa Massata Diack was…

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