Kenya

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) will continue to operate after the country’s government accepted a court ruling overturning an order to disband the organisation.

Kenya’s team leader at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been charged with stealing $256,000 (€288,000) from government and sports authorities.

Michael Rotich, manager of the Kenyan athletics team at the 2016 summer Olympic Games, has been provisionally suspended by the Ethics Board of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), while a sprinting coach at the centre of another doping incident has protested his innocence after returning home.

The Kenyan Olympic Committee (KOC) has ordered a sprinting coach to return home from the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after he posed as an athlete and gave a urine sample to drug testers, while Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi and Bulgarian runner Silvia Danekova have both reportedly failed doping tests.

The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has said it will investigate fresh allegations concerning doping in the Kenyan athletics system.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) have said they are cooperating to investigate allegations that athletes have been provided with prohibited substances while training in Kenya, while the Ethics Board of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has rejected appeals lodged against suspensions by three senior Kenyan athletics officials.

Federico Rosa, an Italian agent who represents top track and field athletes, has been detained by Kenyan police on suspicion of facilitating doping.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Tuesday) ruled that any competitor from Russia or Kenya that intends to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will need to be individually assessed against doping and declared eligible by their sport’s international federation (IF).

The World Anti-Doping Agency has made the surprise move of declaring Kenya non-compliant with the Wada Code and has provided an update on the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) plan to establish an Independent Testing Authority.

Kenya appears set to avoid sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) after its parliament finally passed a law criminalising doping.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the country will meet a deadline set by the World Anti-Doping agency (Wada) to improve its anti-doping measures and avoid further sanctions ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has given Kenya a one-month extension to comply with its anti-doping rules, while Ethiopia has been ordered to carry out doping tests on up to 200 athletes by November, or face further action.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has handed Kenya a deadline of April 5 to comply with global anti-doping rules, while the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Ethics Board has suspended Athletics Kenya (AK) chief executive Isaac Mwangi amid allegations he asked athletes for bribes to reduce their doping bans.

Athletics Kenya (AK) chief executive Isaac Mwangi has asked to step aside for 21 days pending an investigation into allegations that he sought bribes to reduce the doping bans of two Kenyan athletes who failed drugs tests at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has said Kenya is being investigated for breaching the World Anti-Doping Code and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks.

Athletics Kenya (AK) has today (Thursday) dismissed the latest corruption allegations levelled against it as “malicious”, as the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) called the reports “extremely troubling” and indicative of the need to establish an independent anti-doping body in the African country.

Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 World Championships have alleged that Athletics Kenya (AK) chief executive Isaac Mwangi asked them each for a $24,000 (€21,486) bribe to reduce their suspensions.