SPEAKING NOTES PROFESSOR RICHARD MCLAREN JUNE 4, 2020
2 The allegations related to • corruption; to • manipulation of doping control testing and sampling; and to • irregularities in doping cash fine payments. There were also suggestions of financial benefit, favouritism, and the undermining of certain nations through cronyism and nepotism. The International Weightlifting Federation took these allegations very seriously and acted swiftly. On the 22 nd of January of this year, the Executive Board of the IWF announced that an Oversight and Integrity Commission had been formed to oversee any investigation into the allegations arising from the ARD Documentary. The Executive Board concurrently suspended the powers of the President of the IWF, Dr Aján, for a period of 90 days and appointed Ursula Garza Papandrea to the post of Acting IWF President, with direct oversight responsibility for the investigation.