KENYAN ATHLETES UNDER DOPING WATCHLIST BY THE IAAF
April 23, 2017
Over the past few years, Kenya’s athletes have come under increasing scrutiny over doping allegations and with over 40 athletes so far found to have been guilty of the offence, the trend is indeed worrying.
The positive testing of EPO on Jemima Sumgong spells yet another stain on an otherwise enviable era of exploits,on the global athletics arena.
The allure for riches in the blink of an eye is pushing more and more athletes to abuse these substances and it will be long before we see the likes of Paul Tergat and et al that made the country proud without ever being accused of such ignominies.
Our investigative team has come under crucial information that the IAAF has close to 57 Kenyan athletes under investigation for related doping offences and surprisingly Sumgong was on this watch list. Some of the athletes who are under investigation are top notch athletes and it’s only a matter of time before the chicken comes home to roost on an inept anti-doping environment in the country.
Kenya is the most tested country by anti-doping officials and such a high number being allegedly under investigation puts the country’s reputation as an athletic powerhouse at risk.
Below tables explains the number of times Kenyan athletes have been tasted both the urine and blood.
The data scene by our investigation team reveals the number of athletes who are being tested and the kind of testing being done. Some of the test include the standard urine sample and blood-test which all form part of the out of competition testing. It is during such a test that Sumgong was found to have tested positive for the banned substance EPO.
The table below shows the leading country with tests done on their athletes and from it you will find out that Kenya is the leading Nations with tested athletes for Urine and Blood.