Nick Davies, Jane Boulter-Davies and Pierre-Yves Garnier have provisional suspensions extended until January 31

Three members of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) staff have had their provisional suspensions extended by the IAAF Ethics Board.

Nick Davies (pictured), who was IAAF deputy general secretary, plus project manager Jane Boulter-Davies and IAAF medical manager Pierre-Yves Garnier are now provisionally suspended until January 31, 2017, “to allow for the conclusion of the disciplinary investigative process”.

The trio had originally been provisionally suspended for a period of 180 days starting on June 10 pending investigation of potential breaches of the IAAF’s Code of Ethics.

A statement by the IAAF Ethics Board reads: “On 10 June 2016 the Chairman of the IAAF Ethics Board, Michael Beloff QC, pursuant to powers conferred on him under the Procedural Rules of the Ethics Board, provisionally suspended from all offices or positions in the IAAF the following members of staff: (1) Nick Davies; (2) Jane Boulter-Davies; and (3) Pierre-Yves Garnier, pending investigation of potential breaches of the IAAF’s Code of Ethics.

“As the statement issued on that date noted, the orders for provisional suspension did not prejudice the outcome of the investigations which were to follow, to be carried out by the Ethics Board’s appointed investigator Sir Anthony Hooper, a former Judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

“The Chairman of the IAAF Ethics Board has today extended the orders for provisional suspension against each of the three individuals identified above until 31 January 2017 to allow for the conclusion of the disciplinary investigative process, including any hearing ensuing from the investigations.

“Each of the three individuals continue to enjoy the presumption of innocence and the extension of the orders for provisional suspension should not be interpreted as any departure from the principle that each individual is to be considered innocent until the conclusion of the disciplinary investigative process.”