IAAF President Lamine Diack has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the Beijing Sports University by Professor Hua Yang, President of the University and Chairman of the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee.
After receiving the award, Dr Diack spoke of his delight at receiving this honour on behalf of the entire World Athletics Family.
“Although I am extremely proud of being held in high esteem by an academic community known for its commitment to excellence.
"I am fully aware that the aim of their acknowledgement, reaches far beyond the boundaries of personal recognition.
"It is an encouragement to remain deeply rooted in the pursuit of human well being through sport and the values and ideals it enshrines in the minds of young people all over the world."