Paula Radcliffe

Track and field leaders approve sweeping reforms in wake of corruption and doping scandals

Track and field leaders approve sweeping reforms in wake of corruption and doping scandals

Track and field leaders have overwhelmingly approved broad changes championed by the sport's president, Sebastian Coe, to turn a corner on reputation-wrecking corruption and doping scandals. 

Coe's “Time for Change” package of reforms to the sport's governance won a 95% majority from 192 countries on Saturday that cast valid votes at a special congress of the IAAF. 

Warning that “we cannot let this happen again,” Coe said too much power had been concentrated in too few hands under his predecessor, Lamine Diack, now facing corruption and money-laundering charges in France. 

“Our sport, our family, is under threat,”...

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