More than 170 athletes participating in the world Cup have put their signatures under the appeal to the International biathlon Union with the requirement to take decisive measures to the participants of the doping scandal from the national team of Russia, the Czech Сeskatelevize.cz.
«We believe that the time has come for bold steps from IBU. You must at least suspend athletes who are suspected of violating anti-doping rules,» — said the President of Federation of biathlon of the Czech Republic jiří Hamza the.
Athletes also require that Russia was deprived of the right to host all major events, which should be undertaken in the near future, including the world championship on football of 2018.
As reported, on 15 December World anti-doping Agency has sent to the International Federation of biathlon data 31, the Russian athlete suspected of doping. The list appeared in the results of the final report by Nezavisimoi Commission headed by canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, who was on the Russian doping.
The following week, on 22 December, the international biathlon Union (IBU) made a decision not to disqualify all Russian athletes from international competitions in connection with suspicion of Russians in the mass doping. However, the IBU has decided to disqualify two unnamed Russian biathletes, but also to open an investigation against the Russian biathlon Union (RBU) and 29 athletes from Russia.
The international biathlon Union (IBU) will take a decision on information with report McLaren extenda at its meeting on 21 January.
The biathlon world Cup in Ruhpolding IBU require to take measures for the doping scandal with the Russian Federation 15.01.2017