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Wednesday, 17th January, 2018
 Nigeria   ::   News
Kenya puts 109 athletes under supervision.
Jan 11, 2017
By: Soga-Oke Adebimpe

The African Country of Kenya, presided upon by President Uhuru Kenyatta, is to put 109 elite athletes under the supervision of selected doctors in an attempt to stop doping (the use of banned athletic performance-enhancing drugs by athletic competitors).

Kenya was put on the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) doping watch list in 2016 after being ruled non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), following a series of drug scandals.

Ceoafrica gathered that Last October, Kenyan marathon runner, Rita Jeptoo had her two-year ban doubled, after an IAAF appeal was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

She became Kenya's first high-profile athlete to fail a test when she tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO in 2014.

Kenya has been in the spotlight for the past three years after a German television programme claimed many of the country's athletes were doping. 





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