IBU Press Release

IBU Press Release

Saalfelden, Austria 8th of May

Communication of the 135th meeting of the Executive Board on the occasion of the IBU Committee Meeting week 

All eight active members of the IBU Executive Board (EB) met in Saalfelden/AUT for the 135th EB Meeting on Monday 7th of May 2018. The board received a report on the current situation and discussed the strategic steps to ensure the effective preparation for the coming season.  

The EB decided on a plan to restructure the administration and addressed various personnel issues. The reorganization rollout will happen over the next two months and the IBU will announce changes accordingly. 

Upon the request of the IBU the Institute of National Anti-doping Organizations (iNADO) will conduct an external audit of the IBU anti-doping program. The IBU will receive the report prior to the congress and will make public the results of the audit. 

The EB received a status report from the IBU anti-doping working group of external experts. The working group continues to review the reports provided by WADA and prepares appropriate measures. The EB will receive the next update at the June meeting. 

The EB approved the proposal from the IBU Medical Committee for IBU to continue discussions with the International Testing Agency (ITA) and report back to the EB at the next meeting. 

Preparations for the 13th Regular Congress in Porec /CRO, September 5-10, are progressing according to schedule. The official invitation has been sent out to the National Federations. 

Currently the IBU Committees (Athletes’ Committee, Information Committee, Legal Committee, Development Committee and Medical Committee) are meeting in Saalfelden/AUT. 

The next meeting of the EB will take place 1-3 June.

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