By Mike Keegan For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 GMT, 12 January 2020 | Updated: 22:44 GMT, 12 January 2020
A courtroom battle billed as sport's trial of the century is set to start in Paris on Monday.
Lamine Diack, the 86-year-old former president of world athletics for 16 years, and six others will stand trial accused of conspiring to cover up positive drugs tests of Russian athletes in exchange for cash, along with corruption and money laundering charges.
The group, which includes Diack's son Papa Massata, Russian officials and ex-head of IAAF anti-doping Gabriel Dolle, deny the charges.
Lamine Diack and six others will stand trial accused of conspiring to cover up drugs tests
Diack Jnr, who branded the charges 'the greatest lie in the history of sport' has fought extradition from Senegal, and his father has been under house arrest in Paris since French financial