The IAAF wishes to confirm that it is investigating, in conjunction with its partner, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the activities of coach, Trevor Graham.   If evidence exists, either from the ongoing Balco investigation or otherwise, that Graham has engaged in doping practices in breach of IAAF Rules, disciplinary proceedings will be initiated against him through USADA.

The IAAF would like to underline the fact that, notwithstanding the investigation into Graham’s activities, the eligible athletes whom he coaches remain free to compete in the remaining World Athletics Tour meetings in 2006 upon invitation from the relevant Meeting Organisers (Rule 4.1 of the IAAF 2006 World Athletics Tour Regulations).

The IAAF remains totally committed to the fight against doping.  In order to defend the credibility of our sport, we will engage all our efforts, in co-operation with partners such as USADA, to defend the majority of athletes who are clean, against athletes, coaches, managers or any other support personnel who break our anti-doping rules.