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Lamine Diack

1933 - 2021

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Lamine Diack (7 June 1933 – 3 December 2021) was a Senegalese businessman, sports administrator, and athlete. He was president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from 1999 to 2015. He was the subject of numerous investigations into corruption during his tenure as president. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lamine Diack has received more than 134,967 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Lamine Diack is the 138th most popular businessperson (up from 232nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Senegal (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Senegalese Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Lamine Diack ranks 138 out of 601Before him are Johns Hopkins, François Pinault, Armand Peugeot, Iwasaki Yatarō, Ren Zhengfei, and Martha Stewart. After him are Reed Hastings, Johann Friedrich Böttger, Larry Silverstein, Jawed Karim, Giovanni Battista Caproni, and Shibusawa Eiichi.

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Among people born in 1933, Lamine Diack ranks 84Before him are Tom Skerritt, Sylva Koscina, Danny Aiello, Richard S. Castellano, Piero Manzoni, and Jerzy Kosiński. After him are Yuri Oganessian, Nino Vaccarella, Peter Mansfield, David Hamilton, Cees Nooteboom, and Teresa Berganza. Among people deceased in 2021, Lamine Diack ranks 98Before him are Ion Mihai Pacepa, Clive Sinclair, Jorge Medina, Max Mosley, Viktor Bryukhanov, and Alexandre José Maria dos Santos. After him are Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Helen McCrory, Walter Mondale, Nino Vaccarella, Tamara Press, and Kjell Askildsen.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Lamine Diack ranks 6 out of 114Before him are Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906), Jean-Pierre Adams (1948), Abdoulaye Wade (1926), Abdou Diouf (1935), and Ségolène Royal (1953). After him are Macky Sall (1961), Ousmane Sembène (1923), Youssou N'Dour (1959), Patrick Vieira (1976), Cheikh Anta Diop (1923), and Patrice Evra (1981).


Among businesspeople born in Senegal, Lamine Diack ranks 1