Frankie Fredericks suspended from athletics over Olympic ‘bribe’ claim


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Frankie Fredericks with the Olympic torch prior to the Rio Games

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Former sprinter under investigation over $300,000 payment made before vote to award Games to Rio

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Monday, July 17, 2017 – 3:54pm

Former sprinter Frankie Fredericks has been provisionally suspended from athletics pending an investigation into a potential ethics violation.

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The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is investigating a payment of $300,000 Fredericks received from Papa Massata Diack, the son of disgraced IAAF president Lamine Diack, on the day Rio won the vote to host the 2016 Olympics, reports Eurosport.

“Earlier this year Fredericks, an International Olympic Committee member, stepped down as head of the team evaluating bids to host the 2024 Olympics and has also removed himself from the IAAF taskforce investigating doping allegations in Russia, after the corruption …read more

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