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3 staff members suspended in IAAF ethics probe

Track and field’s world governing body has suspended three staff members in an ethics investigation linked to Russian doping.

The IAAF ethics board says it imposed provisional suspensions on former communications director Nick Davies, Jane Boulter-Davies and Pierre-Yves Garnier pending a probe into potential ethics violations.

The board says the three are provisionally suspended as of Friday for 180 days.

The suspension is in connection with an email reportedly sent on July 29, 2013, to then IAAF President Lamine Diack from his son, Papa Massata Diack, who was an IAAF marketing consultant.

The ethics board alleges that Nick Davies received “an undisclosed cash payment” in 2013 from the younger Diack, and misled IAAF investigators about the payment.

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