Monaco, Dec 16, 2014: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) welcomes the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announcement of their three-person Independent Commission that will investigate the serious doping allegations recently aired in a series of German television documentaries.
As previously confirmed in a statement issued by the IAAF (4 Dec) which followed the first German broadcast, with regard to matters revealed in the documentary related to anti-doping and, therefore outside the scope of the IAAF Ethics Commission, these will be studied carefully and dealt with according to the relevant IAAF rules and in full co-operation with WADA.
“The IAAF takes this opportunity to reiterate its full support of the WADA investigation,” said IAAF President Lamine Diack. “Our primary concern must always be to protect the integrity of competition in support of the vast majority of clean athletes, and we look forward to working with WADA to this end.”
In addition, the IAAF takes this opportunity to state that the independent IAAF Ethics Commission’s investigation into related and separate allegations made against certain individuals and the administration of the sport, will ensure all matters of concern are thoroughly and rigorously examined.
To underline the independence of the process it should be noted that the IAAF Ethics Commission is not required to keep the IAAF informed or consulted about the initiation, details or progress of an investigation.
For more information about the IAAF Independent Ethics Commission please go to:
http://www.iaaf.org/about-iaaf/documents/rules-regulations —- IAAF