“I was in clear shock and a great deal of anger and a lot of sadness,” Coe said. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
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World athletics president Sebastian Coe has stepped up his review aimed at cleaning up the sport's battered reputation after the latest allegations of bribery, extortion and doping cover-ups left athletics facing a long road to redemption.Senegalese Diack, 82, who Coe once described as the sport's spiritual president, is alleged to have received more than 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in bribes in 2011 to cover up positive doping tests of Russian athletes.Coe told BBC Radio Five Live Sunday: "I was in clear shock and a great deal of anger and a lot of sadness. These are dark days for our sport, but I'm more determined than ever to rebuild the trust in our sport.The IAAF this year vigorously defended itself against allegations of widespread doping in the sport and that it had failed to properly investigate thousands of dubious drugs test results between 2001 and 2012 .
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