United Kingdom: IAAF ethics boards opts to not formally investigate bribery claims surrounding Qatar’s bid for 2017 World Championships

Author(s): UNK | Date: October 24, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.independent.ie/ | URL: https://goo.gl/2PzCMp | Type: Text

The ethics board of the athletics’ world governing body the IAAF will not be pursuing allegations of bribery made by UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner in relation to Qatar’s bid to host the 2017 World Championships.
London won the right to put on the event in November 2011, but Warner claimed during a Radio Five Live interview in January he had been tipped off that IAAF Council members were being offered envelopes stuffed with cash by the Doha delegation.
Warner later revealed his alleged source to be Sebastian Coe, the current IAAF president, and offered the organisation names of three potential witnesses to the exchange
The ethics board launched a preliminary investigation but, having contacted Coe, the three named individuals and the full IAAF council, did not receive sufficient support for Warner’s original claims.

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