Decidedly, things do not work out for Lamine Diack. While the finance court has asked for its referral to court in the Russian part of the alleged corruption scandal, here is another case comes up. Indeed, Lamine Diack was still indicted at the same time the boss of Qatari media group Bein Sports, Yousef Alobaidly. These indictments were carried out as part of the investigation into suspicions of corruption in the margins of the Doha applications for the World Athletics Championships in 2017 and 2019. Yousef alobaidly was indicted for "active bribery" while the former president of Iaaf, hitherto placed under the intermediate status of assisted witness, was indicted for "passive bribery".
The investigating judges are wondering about two payments totaling $ 3.5 million, made in 2011 by the company Oryx Qatar Sports Investment, co-owned by Nasser al-Khelaïfi, leader of the PSG and bein Media group and close to Yousef al-obaidly, and his brother Khalid, in favor of a company led by Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, president of the International Athletics Federation. At that time, Qatar was already aiming to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships and the 2020 Jo's.
The investigation wants to know if in return for these payments, Lamine Diack, leader of Iaaf from 1999 to 2015, made sure to postpone the dates of organization of the two competitions, because of the weather conditions of Qatar and it allowed to obtain votes of IAAF members in favor of Doha for these Worlds.
Moreover, close to Yousef al-Obaidly, Nasser al-Khelaïfi was placed last March under the status of witness assisted in this judicial information, which also concerns the conditions of attribution of Tokyo Jo of 2020 and Rio 2016 .