Kenya may be left out of international athletics due to doping


The athletics in Kenya He was on the ropes. Right now the country is waiting to see if it will be expelled worldwide due to many cases of doping in the country.

Even 45 athletes from Kenya was punished for doping this year, both of Integrity Unit in Athletics for ADAK from Kenya. In addition, 20 more doping cases involved Kenyans.

The situation caused World Athletics threat Kenya with expulsion imminent, which will have a negative impact for some athletes looking for a medal in National championship next year and on Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

According to the report released by World Athleticsthe African country was warned about a “doping crisis” and because of this situation, the Minister of Sports, Ababu Namwamba, contacted the agency to find solutions. “The Government is taking measures to protect and defend the athletes in our country. We consider it as a matter of high strategic national interest,” wrote the Minister.

The cases involve unknown athletes, but some are historic, such as the former Olympic and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop Y Rita Jeptoowho is the top marathon runner in the world, was affected.

World Athletics the matter will be dealt with next week Romeduring his meeting Advice. This prohibition assumes a fact similar to that of Russia, banned since 2015 due to a massive state-sponsored doping scandal. The National Athletics Federation and the athletes were forced to run as neutrals and not under their country’s flag.

However, the question that raises the World Athletics So far it hasn’t affected athletes, either Eliud Kipchogemarathon world record holder and two-time Olympic champion, as they focused on the problems of the national anti-doping agency.

Other world stars may also be affected, such as the current Olympic and world champion in the 800 meters, Emmanuel Korirformer 1500m world champion, Timothy Cheruiyotthe two-time Olympic 1500m champion, Faith Kipyegonand the two-time 5000m world champion, Hellen Obiri. Also, Kenya It also has many athletes who have won events in Diamond League.

“Cases have increased and of course no one is happy with what is happening in the country today. We have serious problems, doping scandals continue every day,” he said. Julius YegoThe former world javelin championin an interview for the Kenyan Star newspaper.


doping problems Kenya They have been documented for at least a decade. Its national anti-doping program, proven ineffective and accused of corruption, had to be reviewed in 2016 when the new Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK). This situation, added to what they call “criminal elements”, small groups that make money selling illicit substances, has caused Kenya consider doing doping a criminal offence.


The African country won 10 medals in track and field in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; four golds, four silvers and two bronzes, a feat just surpassed USA. Also, Kenya He also won another 10 medals in Eugene World Championships, just surpassed again by the United States.

Among the metals obtained, the Eliud Kipchogewho said he will fight for his third straight gold in the Paris Olympics.

Source: La Verdad


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