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Papa Massata Diack to stay below detention

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The French legal professional basic has requested the Court docket of Enchantment to uphold the conviction of Papa Massata Diack concerned in a corruption scandal to cover Russian doping in sport.

The legal professionals of Papa Massata Diack, son of the previous head of world athletics Lamine Diack, pleaded Thursday for the discharge of their shopper tried earlier than the Court docket of Enchantment of Paris.

On Wednesday, the lawyer of the worldwide federation, Mr. Régis Bergonzi, had denounced the physique as a “banana group” whereas it was headed by Lamine Diack between 1999 and 2015.

In response to the official, the previous director would have orchestrated, along with his son and accomplices, a community of corruption to delay the procedures of sanctions in opposition to Russian athletes suspected of doping in late 2011, permitting a few of them to take part within the London Olympics in 2012

Lamine Diack and the previous head of anti-doping on the IAAF, Frenchman Gabriel Dollé, have died since their convictions.