Athletics Kenya (AK) and Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) have started the process of training and registering over 150 Athletes in ADAMS system, whereabouts information.
The whereabouts and ADAMS system training and registration started yesterday in Nairobi with 50 athletes from Machakos, Nyahururu, Ngong attending the session.
The next training will be held in Eldoret on January 30,2023 where athletes not registered in the testing pool are expected to attend. The athletes invited are from Kericho, Iten, Eldoret Baringo and Kapsabet.
The national athletes, mainly track and field athletes were taken through the Whereabouts filling and how to manage their whereabouts on ADAMS, an athlete’s central management system as well as opening their ADAMS accounts.
“Providing accurate and up-to-date whereabouts is about protecting your right to clean sport. This Whereabouts information gives the ADAK officials the ability to locate athletes with no notice. So, it’s important to update your whereabouts, failure to update will be registered as a missed test, two missed tests will result in suspension,” said Ronnie Sumba, ADAK anti-doping educator.
The government and AK have taken a more stringent approach to clean up the sport and whereabout registration for national athletes is one way of ensuring all the athletes get tested.
“You have an obligation to learn the whereabouts and ADAMS system and be able to update your whereabouts on your own. I want you, athletes, to engage on things that are right and not things that will ruin your career and reputation of the country. I can assure you will not beat the systems in place in the fight against doping,”- Barnaba Korir, AK Youth Development Chairman told the participating athletes.