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Diack says track's credibility not undermined by doping

As doping allegations pile up, IAAF president Lamine Diack says credibility still intact

Diack says track's credibility not undermined by doping

BEIJING (AP) -- The president of the IAAF says track and field's credibility remains intact despite a storm of doping allegations.

Lamine Diack, the governing body's outgoing president, labeled reports that the IAAF tried to hide doping violations nothing more than the product of sensationalist journalism. He said those allegations don't even deserve an answer.

Diack was joined Friday by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at their traditional news conference the day before the world championships.

Both men defended the IAAF's handling of doping cases, but agreed that changes in the federation's anti-doping policy could be due. They wouldn't rule out the IAAF turning to an independent body, such as the World Anti-Doping Agency, to evaluate tests and hand out punishment.

Updated : 2021-09-21 15:58 GMT+08:00