Key points of WADA commission report

Key points of WADA commission report
By Reuters

14/01/2016 at 14:05Updated 14/01/2016 at 14:12

Key points from the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report, released on Wednesday:

* Lamine Diack, the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), was "responsible for organising and enabling the conspiracy and corruption that took place in the IAAF."

* Diack appeared to have created a close inner circle which functioned as "an informal illegitimate governance structure" outside the IAAF.

* Diack sanctioned and appeared to have had personal knowledge of the fraud and the extortion of athletes carried out by the actions of the illegitimate governance structure he put in place.

* The IAAF had an inadequate governance process in place to prevent the corruption that occurred and the checks and balances of good governance were missing.

* There appeared to be no governance rules or policies regarding the employment of family members of senior IAAF staff

* It was "completely improper governance" to allow supervision of suspected Russian doping cases to be separately managed by the IAAF President's personal legal counsel.

* The commission found it would not have been legally possible to bring successful sanctioning processes against any athlete based on the information contained in the IAAF database