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Lord Coe gets backing despite damning report of world athletics body

Senior staff at world athletics' governing body must have known about doping taking place within the sport, according to the second part of a World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission report.

Despite the findings, Wada says the current IAAF President, Lord Coe, who was a vice-president from 2007 to 2015, is the best person to lead change at the body.

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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."

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