Following the publication of the McLaren Report – Part II on 9 December, the IBU established a working group to evaluate the Report and study the available documents. It initiated specific follow-up actions in order to get more data with regard to the alleged anti-doping rule violations.

After having collected additional information and documentation, the working group came to the conclusion that an optional provisional suspension was to be implemented as several samples of the athlete may have contained prohibited substances and doping controls conducted by RUSADA may have been tampered, without limitation by manipulation of sample(s).

The Executive Board in its meeting today supported this proposal and decided to provisionally suspend Ekaterina Glazyrina with immediate effect from 10 February 2017, pending the IBU determination of whether or not the athlete has committed an anti-doping Rule violation.

The athlete and the Russian Biathlon Union have been informed about the provisional suspension accordingly. The athlete is given an opportunity for provisional hearing. The IBU will keep you updated on