French prosecutors say a police search discovered 87,000 euros ($93,000) in cash in the home of former IAAF anti-doping head Gabriel Dolle, reports Gerald Imray of the Associated Press.
Dolle was questioned by police and placed under a formal investigation on a corruption charge from earlier in November.
Former IAAF president Lamine Diack, 82, was arrested last week and questioned over allegations that he accepted bribes for deferring sanctions against Russian athletes that tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Diack was released on bail and ordered not to leave France as the investigation continues.
French prosecutors believe Dolle may have accepted up to $220,000 in bribes.
On Monday, the World Anti-Doping Agency released the findings of an Independent Committee’s review into performance enhancing doping in Russian sports, and recommended that the IOC ban the country from international competition while also banning five coaches and five athletes.
Interpol announced it would join the French investigation into the IAAF corruption. WADA’s report focused on Russia’s systematic doping, but said a further investigation into the IAAF could follow.
Dolle resigned in Dec. 2014 after a documentary aired on German television alleging that he accepted bribes to cover up positive tests by Russian athletes.
IAAF President Seb Coe has given Russia until Friday to respond to the WADA findings or potentially face a ban from international competition which could include the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Christopher Chavez