IBU Executive Board meets informally in Salzburg
Following the ongoing police investigations involving former IBU President Anders Besseberg and former IBU Secretary General Nicole Resch, the Executive Board met for an informal meeting on Sunday the 15th April, 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to further evaluate the situation and discuss strategy for moving forward. Anders Besseberg has stepped aside from his post until further notice, and Nicole Resch is provisionally suspended, for the duration of the investigation.
Acting Secretary General Martin Kuchenmeister informed the Executive Board that there was no new information regarding the investigation as it does not in-volve the IBU as an organization, but involves the former IBU President and Secretary General as individuals. It was confirmed that all day-to-day operations of the IBU are running smoothly and all plans for the 2018/2019 season are on track and on schedule. Preparations for the IBU Congress are running according to plan also.
It was agreed that IBU VP Sport Max Cobb will attend the SportAccord Convention. By the initiative of IBU VP Medical Jim Carrabre, the Executive Board has also requested the Working Group do everything within its powers to accelerate the process of clarifying all open cases, where the Anti-Doping Rule has been violated.
The Executive Board has decided to hold the next IBU Executive Board Meeting as soon as possible. The next steps and further challenges will be discussed, including but not limited to, the creation of a Code of Ethics. The IBU Acting Executive Board is completely committed to operating under the highest standards of good governance and transparency, and discussions are underway to further implement the necessary checks and balances to achieve this goal.