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  1. Emails: IAAF Head’s Son Sought $5M

    Try this word association: hands, cookie jars, international sporting events. In what has become an alarming routine, leaked emails show the son of International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack requested a $5-million payment from Qatar during its bid to host the 2017 World Athletic Championships. The Gulf nation didn’t get it that time, but it did score the 2019 championships. Both sides vehemently deny wrongdoing, and are apparently shocked that corruption could be perpetrated on such a level.

    The Guardian

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