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Diack's son, 2 Russians banned for life in IAAF scandal

The son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack and two Russian officials were banned from track and field for life on Thursday for engaging in blackmail, bribery and extortion to cover up a Russian doping case.

A fourth official, former IAAF anti-doping director Gabriel Dolle, received a five-year ban from the ethics commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Banned for life were Papa Massata Diack, who worked as an IAAF marketing consultant; former Russian athletics federation head Valentin Balakhnichev, who was also honorary treasurer of the IAAF; and Alexei Melnikov, former head coach of Russia's race-walking and long-distance running...

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