Former IAAF president Lamine Diack has been suspended from his role as honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over claims of corruption and doping cover-ups.
On Monday, the IOC's Ethics Committee recommended that Diack be provisionally suspended after he became embroiled in a corruption scandal that has engulfed athletics.
Diack is under investigation by French prosecutors, who suspect the 82-year-old of having received money to defer charges against Russian doping cheats.
The scandal took a new twist on Monday when an Independent Commission established by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended the IAAF suspend the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF).
An IOC statement reading: "Even if it has not been directly addressed in the report, the IOC has already decided to take the following steps itself.
"The IOC's Executive Board decided this afternoon to confirm the proposal of the IOC Ethics Commission to provisionally suspend Mr. Lamine Diack, the former President of IAAF, from his honorary membership of the IOC."