BREAKING NEWS: Commission says IAAF Council must have been aware of doping


The IAAF must have been aware of the extent of doping in athletics, with corruption "imbedded" in the sport's world governing body, the second part of a report by an independent commission established by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has concluded. 

Athletics was hit by one of the biggest sporting scandals last November when the first part of the commission's report made allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia.

The All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) was subsequently suspended by the IAAF and the commission on Thursday stated that the sport's governing body, including former president Lamine Diack, must have known about the doping.

"The disruption of the federation emanated from the very top - the president, Diack," professor Richard McLaren, a member of the three-man commission, said in a news conference in Munich.