Creating the right frameworks for each and every athlete to succeed

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The remit of the Athletics Integrity Unit

The Athletics Integrity Unit represents a new era in the management of threats to the integrity of sport. Through the formation of the Athletics Integrity Unit, Athletics has become the first sport internationally to delegate complete authority for the management of its integrity programs to an independent body.

Fully separated from the IAAF, reporting through its own board, the Athletics Integrity Unit operates with the level of rigour and transparency expected by the worlds' athletes and supporters.

The Athletic Integrity Unit is tasked with combatting any and all threats to the integrity of the sport:

  • Anti-doping for International-Level Athletes and support personnel
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Age manipulation
  • Betting
  • The manipulation of competition results
  • Misconduct around transfers of allegiance

“ The Athletics Integrity Unit will support athletes in making the right decisions and choices throughout your careers. It will help each of you to know the rules, gain knowledge and experience and share that knowledge and experience with confidence. ”

Sebastian Coe, IAAF President

Know The Process

Know what you need to do

In addition to knowing the rules of the sport there are a number of documents and advisory notes for athletes, their coaches and their teams around anti-doping, testing and accessing information. We will host these notifications here and provide links to any forms or approvals that need to be completed.

For now the main documents listed here are the IAAF Registered Testing Pool and information about logging your whereabouts.

Notifications & Sanctions

Notifications, decisions and sanctions made by the Athletics Integrity Unit

This section will host decisions and sanctions made by the Athletics Integrity Unit and other bodies if decisions have an impact or may be relevant to our athletes. Current cases being reviewed by the Ethics Board will continue through to their conclusion with this body. We will post their decisions here over the coming months but please do visit the Ethics Board site here.

A list of athletes currently serving a period of ineligibility as a result of an anti-doping rule violation under IAAF rules can be found below.

Knowledge Centre

Providing the knowledge and information athletes need

The Athletics Integrity Unit is not just about investigation, discipline and sanctions. We are in the process of putting together a range of educational material which we hope athletes and their teams will find inspiring as well as useful.

For now, you can watch Lornah Kiplagat and Paul Tergat talk about the importance of the role of the Athletics Integrity Unit.

Please come back here in July to see what we have compiled.

The Athletics Integrity Unit Board

David Howman


A barrister with a strong background in both Sport governance and Sports management who for 13 years until June 2016 was Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Prior to this, he held a number of sports governance positions in New Zealand including Tennis New Zealand, Sport New Zealand Board, Chair of New Zealand Sports Drug Agency and as a member of the Olympic Executive Committee. As a lawyer David has represented both governing bodies and athletes. He has argued for and defended clients before many tribunals including the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Abby Hoffman

Board Member (non-voting)

Abby Hoffman is a Senior Executive in the Ministry of Health of the Government of Canada and has been significantly engaged in the IAAF's anti-doping campaign since 2004, including the current Russia Task Force. Abby was a four-time Olympian and finalist at 800m in 1968 and 1972. She was the Director General of Canada’s national sport agency, Sport Canada, for ten years (1981-91), She is an IAAF Council Member and was one of the first two female members elected to that body.

Marc Peltier

Marc Peltier is currently Associate Professor of Law, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, teaching Sports law and Business law. Previously he was a member of the Sports law team at a major law firm in Paris and for a time also worked as a players agent licensed by the French Football Federation. Marc is an observer on the WADA Education Committee of which he was a member from 2014-2016 and also has experience in bringing cases before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Dr. Andrew Pipe

Dr. Pipe is currently Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Chief of the Division of Prevention & Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Dr. Pipe, a team physician at six Olympic Games, has been heavily involved in elite international sport and sports medicine throughout his career and played a key role in the design and development of the structures and processes of World Anti-Doping Agency.

“ Integrity is not about lists of rules to help athletes compete, it is a key principle that must be engrained in the way athletes live their lives and compete. ”

David Howman, The Chair, Athletics Integrity Unit

A Letter to Athletes from the Chair of the Athletics Integrity Unit