The release below came from the IAAF earlier on Sunday evening, December 7, regarding the allegations broadcast on ARD TV, German public television on alleged doping in Russian sports.
IAAF reaction to allegations broadcast
in new TV documentary
Monaco – The IAAF has seen a new documentary on German TV channel ARD
on (part of the programme “SportSchau”) which includes a
number of allegations involving doping in Russian athletics, as well as individuals
from outside Russia.
As was the case for the documentary broadcast by the same channel on 3 December,
a transcript in English of this latest documentary will be forwarded to the independent
IAAF Ethics Commission, which has already started an investigation into matters
which were exposed in both documentaries.
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The transcript will also be forwarded to all relevant individuals mentioned in the
programme and they will be asked to respond to the specific allegations made
against each of them.
The transcript has also been sent to all Members of the IAAF Council.
Finally, with regard to new material revealed in the documentary related to
anti-doping, and therefore outside the scope of the Ethics Commission, these
will be added to the IAAF investigation that is already under way in full
co-operation with WADA.