BUT ALL THE WHILE LORD COE - HE SIMPLY DIDN’T KNOW!
The International Association of Athletics Federations
has been riven by a doping crisis involving top officials.
It seems world sport’s controlled by those,
Who need no real excuse;
To put the fix in when they can,
And then skim off the juice.
They celebrate each new event,
Not as all others do,
But purely as another source,
Of kickbacks to accrue.
But of the World Athletics scam,
It’s been said of Lord Coe;
Although he was vice-president,
He simply didn’t know! (1)
He then campaigned for president,
And pledged a hundred grand; (2)
To every Federation to,
Help guide their voting hand.
Of course Seb didn’t win the vote,
With this financial lob;
As it was down to his good looks,
That he got the top job.
And ‘cause he craves for L.s.d.,
Supplied by Nike Shoes; (3)
Withdrawal of this wherewithal,
Could cause lost gravy blues!
(1) Lord Coe, IAAF vice-president since 2007, sung the praises of president Lamine Diack,
shortly before the latter was arrested by French police.
(2) Coe became president after promising in July 2015 to give
$100,000 each to all of the 214 Federations of the IAAF.
(3) Coe hinted whilst campaigning for president, that he’d give up his
six-figure Nike salary, but has failed to comply despite pressure to do so.
© Richard Layton