IAAF takes doping claims "extremely seriously": Presidential candidate Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe, a candidate to run world athletic`s governing body, said the organisation would take fresh allegations of doping "extremely seriously", after a newspaper and a broadcaster said leaked data showed evidence of mass doping in the sport.

Reuters| Last Updated: Aug 02, 2015, 23:48 PM IST
IAAF takes doping claims "extremely seriously": Presidential candidate Sebastian Coe

London: Sebastian Coe, a candidate to run world athletic`s governing body, said the organisation would take fresh allegations of doping "extremely seriously", after a newspaper and a broadcaster said leaked data showed evidence of mass doping in the sport.

"In response to today`s media reports, I know that the IAAF takes these allegations extremely seriously and it will issue a robust and detailed response to them and continue to work closely, as it has always done, with WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency)," Coe said on Twitter.

Coe, a former British Olympic athlete, is bidding to become president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and has been an outspoken campaigner against doping.