Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) President Vladimir Drachev has admitted "a number of countries" are opposed to the nation being reinstated as a full member of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) but claimed they had met all the required conditions.
International Biathlon Union (IBU) officials are gathering in the Croatian resort of Poreč to elect only the second President in the history of the organisation as the embattled governing body prepares to stage a Congress seen as vital to its long-term future.
A proposal by Russian Alexander Tikhonov will be put forward at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Congress for the membership to reject the two Presidential candidates after he claimed neither Baiba Broka nor Olle Dahlin were deserving of the position.
Russia was reduced to the status of a provisional, non-voting member of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) on December 10 of last year. Yet it remains central to the prospects and fortunes of this beleaguered international sports federation which has, in the space of the last three years, plumbed depths unmatched - as yet - by any other.
Broka accuses Dahlin of "personal attacks" as denies any Russian influence in her campaign for IBU Presidency
International Biathlon Union (IBU) Presidential candidate Baiba Broka has accused Swedish challenger Olle Dahlin of personal attacks and dirty tactics as she dismissed rumours of any undue influence from Russia in her campaign.
Liam Morgan: Fears Russian interference in IBU election could send wrong message from sport trying to clean itself up
If elections in the murky world of sports politics were won on paper, there is little doubt who the next President of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) would be.
Dahlin pledges to rebuild trust if elected IBU President as admits awareness of rumours of Russian lobbying for rival candidate
International Biathlon Union (IBU) Presidential candidate Olle Dahlin has admitted he is aware of suggestions that Russia is lobbying heavily for rival candidate Baiba Broka as he pledged to restore the reputation and rebuild trust in the embattled organisation if he is elected to the top job.
Former Latvian Justice Minister confirmed as surprise candidate for International Biathlon Union President
Former Latvian Minister of Justice Baiba Broka has been confirmed as a surprise challenger to Sweden's Olle Dahlin for the Presidency of the International Biathlon Union (IBU).
Dahlin vows to increase transparency and democracy at IBU as Swedish official outlines credentials for President
Sweden's Olle Dahlin has vowed to increase the "level of transparency and democracy" at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) if he is elected President of the worldwide governing body.
Sweden's Olle Dahlin and Norwegian Tore Bøygard have emerged as the first two candidates to replace Anders Besseberg as President of the International Biathlon Union (IBU).