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Radcliffe: Coe 'right man in charge' to lead IAAF change

Paula Radcliffe endorsed Lord Coe as the best person to restore the 'integrity' of world athletics.

Former marathon world champion Paula Radcliffe has told ITV News "undoubtedly there was really bad corruption" at world athletics' governing body, after the publication of a damning report.

The World Anti-Doping Agency's independent commission found "corruption was embedded" at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

"In essence it was a pretty archaic and inept organisation in the way it was functioning", she added.

Radcliffe added that Lord Seb Coe, who is now at the helm of the organisation, "was the right man in charge" in terms of moving forward and restoring the integrity of the sport.


WADA: Coe 'didn't lie' about doping scandal knowledge

Dick Pound said he did not believe Lord Coe lied about his knowledge of doping.

Dick Pound, the chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency commission into allegations of doping, has said he does not believe IAAF president Lord Coe was lied when he denied being aware of the scandal in which Russian athletes have been embroiled.

Lord Coe, previously served as vice-president at the world athletics' governing body between 2007 and 2015, before becoming president.

When asked his thoughts by a reporter at a press conference in Munich, Dick Pound said: "I do not believe so".

He added: "If you're asking me to give an opinion if he lied or not, I'd say he didn't lie."

WADA: Coe best person to lead change at IAAF

IAAF president Lord Seb Coe Credit: Reuters

The chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency's independent commission Dick Pound, has said the IAAF "must assume its responsibilities for what went wrong" in relation to allegations of corruption at the body over doping.

He also said the current president of athletics' governing body, Lord Seb Coe, is the best person to lead change at the organisation.

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