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Athletics Integrity Unit denounces large-scale doping in Kenya

The president of the Athletics Integrity Unit explains that doping on a large scale in Kenya is “a serious threat against sport”, and makes himself available to combat this situation.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) denounced this Tuesday, through its president, large-scale doping in Kenya, recently confronted with several cases that “underline the involvement of people with medical experience.”

“It seems clear that doping in Kenya is becoming better organized and these cases underscore the involvement of people with medical expertise,” lamented David Howman, president of the AIU.

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In a statement, the official assumed the risk of this practice for athletics, making himself available to combat it. “He is a serious threat to our sport.. The AIU is mandated to work with the Kenyan government, the athletics federation and the country’s anti-doping agency to address this crisis. We will do everything possible to identify the source of this doping,” Howman continued.

The communication follows the recent eight-year suspension of athlete Eglay Nalyanya, known weeks after the Betty Wilson Lempus case, who was suspended for five years for using doping products.

“A three-member jury found similarities in the explanations and evidence. Nalyanya and Lempus told AIU that they received intramuscular injections at the same hospital. and provided falsified medical documents,” says the statement from the AIU, an entity that collaborates with ADAK, the Kenyan anti-doping agency.

David Howman recalls that in both cases “the investigation found that the doctors cited were fictitious and that no athlete received injections, despite the fact that he was in the hospital on the indicated days.”

“It seems that the elite athletes of Kenya benefits from the help of one or more people, that is, those with significant medical knowledge. It is not limited to one case,” Howman continued, citing the panel of experts consulted.

Source: Observadora

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