IBU Working Group visits WADA workshop in Lausanne

IBU Working Group visits WADA workshop in Lausanne

On Thursday, 14 December 2017, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Team -- led by Gunter Younger, Director of I&I -- met with over 60 representatives from International Federations (IFs), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee and other Anti-Doping Organisations in Lausanne, Switzerland, to share valuable intelligence from the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) database of the former WADA-accredited Moscow Laboratory. IBU was represented by Working Group and led by IBU Secretary General Nicole Resch.

During the meeting, WADA’s I&I Team provided relevant IF representatives with valuable new intelligence; such as: the names of the athletes and related performance-enhancing substances per the LIMS, affidavits, expert legal opinion and multiple other lists populated by data from the LIMS and other sources. They were also provided with WADA’s independent Pound Commission Report I that exposed widespread doping in Russian Athletics; WADA’s independent McLaren Investigation Report I and Report II; and, the IOC’s Schmid Commission Report that confirmed McLaren’s findings regarding the institutionalised system in Russia. The IOC and the University of Lausanne also presented the methodology used for the forensic analysis of the doping control samples from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

“International Federations can consider WADA’s I&I Team as their collaborative partner in pursuing their investigations,” said Gunter Younger. 

“It is now over to IBU to diligently follow up on this new intelligence. WADA’s I&I Team will be available to advise and guide IBU - and all other International Federations - in the handling of their respective cases,” commented IBU Secretary General Nicole Resch.