Athletics overwhelmingly backs broad reforms

BY foxsports • December 3, 2016

MONACO (AP) Athletics leaders have overwhelmingly approved broad reforms 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 percent majority from 192 countries that cast valid votes at a special congress of the IAAF on Saturday.

Before the vote, 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.

Delegates stood up one after the other to voice support for his calls for bold change.

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