Diack's son, three others charged with ethics violations

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Posted: Nov 06, 2015 2:09 PM

(Reuters) - A son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack and three other sports officials have been charged with concealing Russian athlete Liliya Shobukhova's doping violations, the IAAF Ethics Commission chairman said on Friday.

Papa Massata Diack, a former consultant to the sport's governing body, was charged with various alleged breaches of the IAAF's Code of Ethics, Michael Beloff said in a statement.

The others charged were Valentin Balakhnichev, former president of the All-Russia Athletic Federation and a former IAAF treasurer, Alexei Melnikov, ex-Russian coach for long-distance walkers and runners, and Gabriel Dolle, former director of the IAAF’s Anti-Doping Department.

Hearings to consider their cases are scheduled to take place in London next month, Beloff added.