Coe, who earns some 100,000 pounds as ambassador for Nike, was an IAAF vice president at the time.
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World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has denied allegations of a conflict of interest over his ties with Nike and his role in the 2021 championships being awarded to the sportswear company's home state.Coe, who reportedly earns some 100,000 pounds ($150,815) a year in his role as ambassador for Nike, was an IAAF vice president at the time.Coe was elected president of the IAAF in August after spending eight years as deputy to Diack, who is being investigated by French police on suspicion of having taken more than 1 million euros in payments to cover up positive drug tests.The IAAF Council meets in Monaco Thursday to discuss Russian track and field, just three weeks after deciding to temporarily suspend one of the sport's powerhouses.
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