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Lamine Diack, former IAAF president, is first IOC honorary member to resign

Lamine Diack

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 30: IAAF President Lamine Diack attends the IAAF and Local Organising Committee (LOC) press conference during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for IAAF)

Lintao Zhang

Lamine Diack has resigned as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee.

The resignation came Wednesday, a day after the former IAAF president was provisionally suspended by the IOC executive board.

Diack was placed under investigation by French authorities last week on charges of corruption and money-laundering related to the cover-up of Russian doping cases.

Diack served as a full IOC member for 15 years until 2014, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 80 and became an honorary member. The Senegalese official stepped down in August as president of the IAAF after 16 years in charge of track’s governing body.

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