Biathlon body in turmoil over doping cover-up probe

VIENNA • Authorities in Austria on Wednesday raided the headquarters of biathlon's global governing body following a tip from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) that its leaders may have been involved in the vast Russian doping scandal that continues to roil international sports.

The Salzburg-based International Biathlon Union (IBU), which has long had close links to Russian sports, confirmed the investigation in a news release, in which it also announced that its long-time secretary-general, Nicole Resch, had requested a leave of absence.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2018, with the headline 'Biathlon body in turmoil over doping cover-up probe'. Print Edition | Subscribe