The IAAF is aware of serious allegations made against the integrity and competence of its anti-doping programme.
The relevant allegations were broadcast on WDR (ARD) in Germany yesterday and have been repeated in an article in the Sunday Times newspaper today. They are largely based on analysis of an IAAF Data Base of private and confidential medical data which has been obtained without consent. The IAAF is now preparing a detailed response to both media outlets and will reserve the right to take any follow up action necessary to protect the rights of the IAAF and its athletes.
The full statement will be distributed by email to all the IAAF press release subscribers and will be available on the home page of the IAAF’s website – www.iaaf.org.