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Kenyan senators have unanimously passed the Anti-Doping Amendment Bill 2020. Once signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta, athletes involved in doping will face stringent measures, including jail terms. This follows a number of cases where top Kenyan athletes took banned substances. Big names include marathon runner Jemima Sumgong, who tested positive for a banned substance in 2017 and banned for 8 years, long-distance runner Salome Biwott, who received the maximum 8-year doping ban from the IAAF Integrity Unit in 2019. Three-time World and Olympic 1,500m champ Asbel Kiprop received a shock 4-year doping ban in 2019, following an out-of-competition test in November 2017. His ban was backdated from February 3, 2018. This amendment bill follows a call by the Athletics Integrity Unit to budding young athletes to shun substances that could lead to doping violations.

  • The IAAF Athletics Integrity Unit has handed the 36-year-old runner, who was also banned for two years in 2012 for another doping offence, the maximum eight-year ban. Biwott … Read more »

  • Three times World 1,500m and olympic champion Asbel Kiprop claims that the two World Anti-Doping Agency officials, who came to conduct the out of competition tests on him on … Read more »

  • Three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop tested positive in an out-of-competition test in November 2017. His ban has been back-dated from February 3, 2018, but he has another … Read more »

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