IBU Reiterates Commitment to Governance Reforms Ahead of Important Meetings

IBU Reiterates Commitment to Governance Reforms Ahead of Important Meetings

Salzburg, 30 October 2018:

The International Biathlon Union’s new leadership is travelling to Lausanne for a week of crucial discussions in the Olympic capital. IBU President Olle Dahlin will meet with IOC President Thomas Bach on Friday, 2 November, to provide an update on the IBU’s governance reforms and to present his vision for the federation’s future. The IBU Executive Board will also be in session in Lausanne over the weekend, 3-4 November.

IBU President Dahlin commented, “The IBU Congress in September provided the new IBU leadership with a clear mandate to implement governance reforms; we are fully committed to fulfil this objective. The strategic plan for the future and the itinerary for the overhaul of the IBU constitution are high on the agenda of our Executive Board meeting. I am honoured not only for the opportunity to present our plans and actions to IOC President Bach, but to also get an understanding what the IOC expects from the IBU.” 

The IBU Congress in Porec took far-reaching decisions towards greater transparency, good governance and the fight against doping. Among the many decisions, the gathering adopted an amended Code of Ethics including a whistleblower policy, while also deciding to revise the IBU Constitution by the next Congress in 2020 at the latest. The Congress also established a policy that IBU events are only awarded to, and hosted by, member federations who have code-compliant National Anti-Doping Organisations. They also must be WADA Code-compliant both during the event bidding and award process and when the subsequent event is held.

A high-ranking IBU delegation including President Dahlin, Vice President Jiri Hamza and Acting Secretary General Martin Kuchenmeister will also participate in SportAccord’s International Federation Forum, 5-7 November.