Athletics Kenya has been closely monitoring athletes competitions, performance and behavior.
In the last less than one month we got sad news surrounding Olympic Women Marathon champion, Jemimah Sumgong who failed a doping test recently.
We at Athletics Kenya want to put it on record that we condemn cheating in sport in general, whether by faking age of athletes, bribing officials or partaking of performance-enhancing substances in the strongest terms possible.
We wish to remind our athletes that they will be held responsible for any doping offences and, in consultation with relevant authorities, we will not hesitate to evoke the laws of the land to deal with these offences. Doping is a criminal offence in Kenya now and those involved in this heinous act, which is threatening the lives of our athletes, will face the full force of law.
We also wish to send a very strong message to athletes representatives, doctors, coaches and all athletes support personnel that those found culpable or proved to be encouraging our athletes in this line of sporting subterfuge will be charged as prescribed by the law of the land.
In the recent past, Athletics Kenya set up Kenya Doctors Network where athletes are supposed to visit identified Doctor only incase of any medical conditions. This procedure is in force and would like to remind all the athletes not to visit any other Doctor apart from those listed in the programme.
It is also important to remind all athletes intending to travel abroad for any competition to seek clearance from Athletics Kenya.
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