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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 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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