Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. The Russian Biathlon Union said Thursday it hoped for a soonest and most thorough investigation into findings of the McLaren report by the International Biathlon Union (IBU).
On Thursday night, the IBU ruled against the provisional measures regarding Russian athletes mentioned in the recent report of the WADA Independent Commission led by Canadian sports law professor Richard McLaren. The organization said, however, that Russia had chosen not to host international biathlon competitions scheduled to take place early next year.
"With respect to decisions made during the extraordinary meeting of the IBU executive committee, we leave it to the IBU to decide on the venue of the BMW IBU World Cup 8 and Youth and Junior World Championships 2017, that were to take place in Tyumen and Ostrov, respectively. Sporting events should take place in a festive atmosphere, not tarnished by suspicions and rumors," the union said in a statement.
"The RBU hopes for a soonest and most thorough IBU investigation regarding the information on the McLaren report. Under these circumstances, the RBU will act under the international anti-doping legislation. The persons involved in the case should be punished only if their guilt is proven. We hope that international biathlon returns to Russia soon," the statement reads.