Former Worldwide Biathlon Union has been charged with corruption

Sport Resolutions

Former Worldwide Biathlon Union (IBU) president Anders Besseberg has been charged with corruption following allegations he accepted bribes, prostitutes and free looking journeys from Russia. 

Besseberg was president of the IBU for nearly 26 years and is now accused of accepting bribes within the type of costly watches, a BMW X5 and extra between 2009 and 2018. The indictment was made in Norway after a 3 yr investigation with Marianne Djupesland, prosecutor and first state legal professional saying “Økokrim believes there may be proof that the defendant has acquired bribes constantly over a 10-year interval. The seriousness is emphasised by the breach of belief this entails in mild of his workplace as president of the IBU.”

A separate IBU investigation discovered Besseberg accepted bribes between $200,000 and $300,000 from Russian officers following the state-sponsored doping scandal. The IBU report mentioned “It was infamous inside IBU circles that Mr. Besseberg’s hosts would usually present him with the companies of a younger, feminine ‘interpreter’ when he visited Russia. There’s a clear report of Anders Besseberg favouring Russian pursuits to such a major extent that it justifies an inference that he did so in change for illicit reward, and/or as a result of he was compromised.

If discovered responsible Besseberg may resist 10 years in jail together with his lawyer saying he doesn’t want to remark.