MONACO – IAAF informs that at the core of the reforms the Athletics Integrity Unit will be a fiercely independent organisation with responsibility for the management of all aspects of the anti-doping programme for International-Level Athletes and their Athlete Support Personnel as well as for the management of all other integrity-related programmes operated in elite Athletics.
The Unit will manage a full range of functional activities from education and prevention to results management, investigations, prosecutions and appeals. The Unit will also have a key role in monitoring the compliance of Member Federations with their obligations under the Integrity Code of Conduct.
“I am delighted that the planning for this is now well underway and will accelerate as we head towards the beginning of April 2017 when the unit is due to be operational. We’re now inviting individuals with the necessary skills and relevant experience for either the leadership role or Board positions to register their interest,” added IAAF President Sebastian Coe.
The Integrity Unit with a budget of US$8 Million will be launched on 3rd April 2017 with an independent governance board, independent review panels and an independent staff to manage the anti-doping and other integrity-related programmes in elite Athletics.