IBU Press Release

IBU Press Release

IBU Press Release

Salzburg, Thursday 12 April 2018

Following the executed property search under warrant at the International Biathlon Union Headquarters and the ongoing investigation of the two IBU officials the Executive Board of the International Biathlon Union unanimously decided following:

1. The Secretary General of the International Biathlon Union Nicole Resch is provisionally suspended as long as the investigation is ongoing.

2. The IBU President Anders Besseberg has informed the IBU Executive Board that he is stepping down from his position as long as the investigation is on-going. The IBU Executive Board has accepted the decision of the 1st Vice President Viktor Maygurov to waive his statutory right to take over the official functions of the president. The IBU Executive Board has asked Vice President/Finance Klaus Leistner to take over the operational tasks of the president as long as the investigation is ongoing.

The IBU Executive Board is taking the matter extremely seriously and continues to be committed to operating under the highest standards of good governance and transparency.

The IBU will keep all stakeholders informed in regards to further developments.

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