AFRICA backing Diack for re-election

The African Athletics Confederation (AAC)Council has adopted a resolution supporting the re-election of Senegalese Lamine Diack as IAAF President at next year's elections.

The elections are scheduled to hold during the IAAF Congress in Osaka, Japan on 22-23 August 2007.

The AAC Council issued a statement after it's meeting in Port Louis, Mauritius on the eve of the 2006 edition of the African Athletics Championships, that reads:

"Taking into account the forthcoming IAAF elections in 2007 and noting with satisfaction the excellent work accomplished by IAAF President Lamine Diack, we are urging Mr. Lamine Diack to stand for re-election for another term in order to continue serving the development of athletics around the world."


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