Name: Lamine Diack
Organisation: International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
Date: 08/11/99 – present
Lamine Diack entered the debate to defend an athletics legacy for the Stadium, supporting Sebastian Coe’s position. His public comments on the issue clashed with those of Jacques Rogge.
"The sport of athletics has been in desperate need of a worldclass competition facility in London especially for international events. These plans guarantee long-term benefits to Londoners and the future of international athletics competition within the city.” (Evening Standard, 07/11/07)