Former Met Police Commissioner finishes FEI investigation
August 14 - An investigation into doping claims involving the German Equestrian Federation carried out by Lord Stevens (pictured), the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has been concluded.
The findings of the Commission, which looked into the German Federation's officials and athletes after media allegations of horse doping earlier in the year, are to be provided to the German National Olympic Committee (DOSB) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The Commission recommended to FEI President Princess Haya that the investigation report should be provided to the two bodies, "so that these organisations may take whatever action they deem necessary and appropriate."
The procedure followed by the Haya was to share the recommendations and the investigation report with the Bureau Members of the world governing body, the FEI.
Stevens' recommendation to provide the report to the DOSB and IOC was approved by the Bureau and the report shared with both DOSB and IOC earlier today.
Separately, the Stevens Commission made further recommendations for action that need to be taken by the FEI to secure its status as a "clean sport".
These will be made public at the end of this month.
Stevens further requested the Haya widen the remit of the Stevens Commission as the original brief was specific and did not allow the Commission to investigate all matters in this area.
The President agreed to this request in order that the FEI may receive clear conclusions and comprehensive recommendations.
As well as Stevens, Britain's former top policeman, who led the inquiry into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and allegations of corruption in British football, the panel included United States Equestrian Federation president and Americann Olympic rider David O'Connor; FEI Tribunal chairman Ken Lalo, who is from Israel, and Britain's John Roche, the FEI Director of Jumping.