Beginning with the first event of the 2022-23 season, all Biathlon team staff members (including coaches, medical personnel and technicians) participating in any IBU event (Junior Cup, IBU Cup, World Cup) must hold a ‘Biathlon Integrity Certificate’ issued by the BIU.

The purpose of the certificate is to ensure that everyone dealing with athletes has a basic knowledge of integrity and anti-doping matters.

They should also be aware of the influence their words and actions can have over athletes, and know their obligations under the IBU Integrity Code.

A certificate can be obtained by completing a short online course, which can be found here.

The course is available in three languages (English, Russian and German) and will take between 45 and 60 minutes to complete.

The course is divided into three main modules:

1)      Safeguarding and Integrity (definition of safeguarding, how to recognise signs of abuse and how to react);

2)      Basic information on anti-doping;

3)      Your role as Athlete Support Personnel and your influence on athletes’ behaviour and attitudes.

After completing the course, participants have to upload the certificate (valid for two seasons) to the IBU Membercenter.

Save the date

At 16.00 CET on 5 October, the BIU and IBU will jointly host a webinar on functions of the Membercenter, with an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

For more details on the Biathlon Integrity Certificate, contact:

Lucie Rothauer

BIU Prevention Manager

Katharina Gatterer

BIU Safeguarding and Education Officer