United Kingdom: Lord Coe set for select committee recall after Dave Bedford evidence

Author(s): UNK | Date: January 10, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.bbc.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/k2v92N | Type: Text

Lord Coe, the head of world athletics, will be recalled by the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, after MPs heard evidence that “undermined” his comments to them in December 2015.
Coe told the committee he was unaware of specific cases of corruption before they became public in December 2014.
But former athlete Dave Bedford said he contacted Coe about Russian athlete Liliya Shobukhova in August that year.
Bedford added he spoke to Coe about a related matter on 21 November 2014.
Allegations of state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes, and cover-ups involving officials at the sport’s world governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), were revealed in a documentary by German broadcaster ARD on 3 December 2014.

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