IAAF accepts 'extreme gravity' of offenses in WADA report
MONACO (AP) The IAAF has accepted the ''extreme gravity'' of the offenses revealed in an investigation of its past corruption and says it will use the recommendations in the World Anti-Doping Agency report as the basis for reform of track and field's international governing body.
In a statement issued early Saturday, the IAAF says: ''The weakness of IAAF's governance, which has been exposed, allowed individuals at the head of the previous regime at the IAAF to delay the following of normal procedures in certain doping cases.''
Sebastian Coe, who replaced Lamine Diack as IAAF president last August, said ''the corruption that it has revealed is totally abhorrent, and a gross betrayal of trust by those involved.''
Coe said the IAAF would ''urgently consider'' the reforms recommended by WADA.