Lord Sebastian Coe, the star British athlete who was the public face of the London Olympic Games in 2012, must have known about the extent of doping among competitors and the widespread non-enforcement of drug rules in track and field, according to a new report from the World Anti-Doping Agency. Leaks of the report, which says that “embedded” corruption in the International Association of Athletics Federations “cannot be blamed on a small number of miscreants,” were made to AP. The report, which will be released today, is the second of two written by WADA’s first president, Dick Pound. His previous report, released in November, detailed corruption in Russia and led to that country’s track team being suspended. The report also says that the leader of the IAAF, Lamine Diack, told a lawyer he would need to cut a deal with the Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure nine Russian athletes accused of doping would not compete at the 2013 world championships in Moscow.
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