As background, these allegations of misconduct were uncovered and publicly exposed by a number of different sources1 over the past 18 months. More specifically, Prof. McLaren’s independent investigator report on the IWF (“the McLaren Report on the IWF”), which was triggered by the ARD Documentary, outlined a series of allegations that a large number of unprocessed cases of anti-doping rule violations (“ADRVs”) predating the delegation by the IWF of its anti-doping program to the ITA were discovered during their investigation. Those cases were passed to the ITA for investigation and appropriate action where possible.
The main purpose of this report is to provide clear answers to the allegations which have been put in the public domain. The ITA believes that this duty of transparency is owed to the athletes, the IWF and all anti-doping stakeholders.