The former top sprinter Frankie Fredericks is Thursday in Paris, accused of corruption. The 50-year-old Namibiër would be a payment of 299.300 dollar (displays 262,000 euro) received on October 2, 2009, the day on which the Play of 2016 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were awarded to Rio de Janeiro.
Fredericks had already know that the amount was transferred “for services rendered” and had nothing to do with the awarding of the Games to Rio. The payment comes from the company of Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, a former chairman of the International athletics federation IAAF. The young Diack was previously accused of being an amount of $ 1.5 million (1.3 million euro) to have received from the Brazilian businessman Arthur Cesar de Menezers Soares Filho three days for the assignment. Fredericks was in that period is not entitled to vote, but had to watch over the good conduct of the vote.
The Namibiër captured in 1993 in Stuttgart with the world title at the 200 metres. At the Games of 1992 and 1996 he went in a total of four silver medals to get on the 100 and 200 metres.