MONACO (MON): The IAAF Ethics Board has extended the provisional suspensions of IAAF chief-of-staff Nick Davies, his wife Jane Boulter-Davies and medical manager Pierre-Yves Garnier, informs insidethegames.biz. Their 180-day suspensions were due to expire today but chairman of the IAAF Ethics Board Michael Beloff has chosen to extend them through until the end of January. The decision was made to “allow for the conclusion of the disciplinary investigative process, including any hearing ensuing from the investigations,” said a statement from the Ethics Board. The three of them were suspended for a suspected breach of ethics.
RunBlogRun opines: It is perhaps the hardest part of my job when I have to report on something difficult with a friend. Nick Davies was a friend of mine. Nick Davies is still a friend of mine. I understand the IAAF Ethics board extending the suspsensions. I have dealt with Nick Davies for over a decade and noted in past that Mr. Davies held up under tremendous pressure with Lamine Diack and Pappa Diack. While many suspected unethical actions by Pappa Diack, and, of course, there were whispers, the level of depravity was astounding. If one of your friends screws up, part of that whole friendship thing is to be there to listen when and where they want to talk. We hope that this nightmere ends for all involved.