The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today received an update on the situation of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) following the recent release by Professor McLaren of the “Independent Investigator Report to the Oversight and Integrity Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation”.
The EB took note that the information gathered in the independent investigation is now being further reviewed and addressed by the IWF Oversight and Integrity (O&I) Commission, which has also received a more detailed report that has not yet been made available to the IOC.
The IOC EB therefore:
Further updates will be provided at the next IOC Executive Board meetings.
The EB also stressed the importance of the IWF continuing to respect the anti-doping policies which have been implemented to date.
When confirming weightlifting in the sports programme for Paris 2024 in March 2019, the IOC EB clearly indicated that, in partnership with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Testing Agency (ITA), it would continue to closely monitor the implementation of all identified actions and programmes by the IWF Executive Board and the weightlifting family to ensure an ongoing commitment to clean sport.