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Bad publicity sees Nestlé end IAAF partnership

The IAAF is in turmoil following widespread allegations of corruption and bribery.

The International Association of Athletics Federations. Picture: IAAF.org
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World Sport Business

ZURICH - Swiss food giant Nestlé will end its partnership with the International Association of Athletics Federations because of scandal surrounding the sport, the company said on Wednesday.

The IAAF is in turmoil following widespread allegations of corruption and bribery.

"This decision was taken in light of negative publicity associated with allegations of corruption and doping in sport made against the IAAF," Nestlé said in a statement.

"We believe this could negatively impact our reputation and image and will therefore terminate our existing agreement with the IAAF, established in 2012."

Nestlé had a partnership with the IAAF Kids Athletics programme.

"The IAAF is in discussion with Nestlé concerning the final year of its five-year partnership with IAAF Kids’ Athletics," the IAAF said in a statement.

"This has been a successful programme with 15 million kids aged seven to 12 years in 76 countries taking part in fun team activities which promotes a healthy, active life style."

An independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency has stated in a report that "corruption was embedded" at the organisation.

The report said that a clique run by former IAAF president Lamine Diack covered up organised doping and blackmailed athletes while senior officials looked the other way.

Diack is under formal investigation in France on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering linked to concealing positive drug tests, in concert with Russian officials.

Sebastian Coe, the British former 1,500 metres Olympic champion, took over as IAAF President last year with the aim of cleaning up the organisation, but the loss of the Nestle partnership is another major blow.

“Angered and dismayed by today’s kids’ athletics announcement. We will not accept it. It’s the kids who will suffer,” Coe said.

German sportswear company Adidas AG will also end its sponsorship deal with the IAAF almost four years early, the BBC reported last month.

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