Fredericks steps aside from all IAAF duties

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Fredericks_Frank1b-IAAFpc15.jpgFrankie Fredericks, photo by PhotoRun.net

KAMPALA (UGA): AP writes that Frank Fredericks has stepped aside from all his duties at the IAAF and "indicated" he won't attend its council meeting in London next month while he's the subject of an ethics investigation, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Saturday.

RunBlogRun opines: Corruption in global sports is a sad fact. I am not sure that it was much different in the ancient Olympics. However, with the pressure of modern media, and social media, the IAAF has to be seen as not reacting, but being in front of the narrative. The Le Monde investigation is not over, and neither are the French authorities done with Pappa Diack. After Pappa's recent article, http://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/weathering-storm-interview-papa-massata-diack/, it is obvious that Pappa Diack will practice an absolute Scorched Earth policy to protect himself. The IAAF needs to be prepared. Between the great days, like Kampala, there will be days of absolute stench.

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