PM’s Advisor Released in Biathlon Funding Scandal

Biathlon championships under threat

Former advisor to PM Iveta Radicova, Martin Novotny, has been released from detention after his alleged involvement in corruption concerning a state subsidy to build the Osrblie sports facility, thanks to a decision of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court ordered Novotny’s release, overturning the ruling of the Special Criminal Court in Pezinok, which wanted to prevent Novotny from influencing the investigation by contacting others involved in the case.

Novotny was allegedly involved in the case concerning a EUR 30,000 bribe as 10% commission for helping a specific company gain a state subsidy to build the Osrblie biathlon sports facility in preparation for the 2012 IBU Open European Championships Biathlon. The investigation continues.


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