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One lap queen Ohuruogu hits out

OPINIONS: Christine Ohuruogu

WORLD 400 metres champion Christine Ohuruogu has accused IAAF president Lamine Diack of ‘not knowing what the hell is going on’ in athletics.

The outburst was prompted when Diack, the head of sport’s world governing body, suggested that athletics faced a ‘crisis’ over doping allegations.

In an interview with the BBC in the wake of allegations made in a German televised documentary about prevalent and orderly drug use among Russian athletes, Diack said: "It's a difficult crisis but we will put it behind us by cleaning all this."

However Ohuruogu, the former Olympic champion who collected her second world title in Moscow in 2013, said that the comments were "uncalled for".

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Ohuruogu said: “It's very hard to promote our sport when he doesn't know what the hell is going on. Who else's job is it?”

“I think that kind of sentiment is uncalled for. Even if he felt that way personally he should have kept that private.”

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