From Inside the Games

Kenya faces its latest examination in its bid to demonstrate improvements have been made to its drug testing programme during a meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Compliance Review Committee tomorrow.

The Committee will discuss a broad range of issues, including the compliance of the Kenyan National Anti-Doping Organisation.

It will provide a recommendation to the WADA Foundation Board for a decision at its next Board meeting on May 12, after which an announcement is expected to be made.

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) chairman Kipchego Keino has warned the country is in danger of being suspended from this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro after failing make amendments in time to laws regarding doping.

Around 40 Kenyans have tested positive since 2012, including three-times Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo, who failed for erythropoietin (EPO) in 2014.

The WADA Foundation Board ordered Kenya to fully explain their doping controls in November, with “unsatisfactory” answers expected to result in sanctions.

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