WADA statement on investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges today’s publication of the findings of the McLaren Independent Weightlifting Investigation into the activities of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and welcomes the work that has been carried out.

Since Professor Richard H. McLaren’s investigation was initiated in January, WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations Department (I&I) has provided assistance to the investigators when requested and will continue to do so as required.

WADA remains in consultation with the McLaren investigators, who have indicated their willingness to provide the Agency with the relevant evidence they have gathered. Once WADA has had the opportunity to review that evidence as well as the report in full, the Agency will consider the next appropriate steps to take.

As this is an ongoing matter, WADA can make no further comment at this time.