Coe reveals reform plans after IAAF suspends Russia


International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe has revealed his reform plans for the stricken sport after the organisation provisionally suspended Russia.

Coe, who is under fire for seemingly allowing widespread doping by Russian athletes to flourish on his watch, has ordered a reform programme to be carried out by auditors Deloitte and legal firm Freshfields.

Paul Deighton, the former chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will lead the investigation.

Coe also announced the launch of a new integrity unit for athletics, which will consist of an independent board and review panels.

According to a statement released by the governing body, issues including anti-doping, illegal betting, anti-corruption, transfers of allegiance and age manipulation will all be covered by the unit.