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Alleged doping cover-up: Athletics officials have life bans upheld by Cas

Papa Massata Diack in Dakar on February 8, 2015

Three athletics officials have had their life bans over an alleged doping cover-up upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Papa Massata Diack, son of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack, and Russians Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov had their appeals dismissed.

They were charged in December 2015 with multiple breaches of anti-doping rules relating to Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova.

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