Kenya faces fresh anti-doping crisis

Kenya is set to be declared in breach of global anti-doping rules.

The surprise move will mean some of the world’s top athletes are at risk of missing August’s Olympic Games in Rio.

Kenya, one of the major forces in world athletics, has already missed two World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) deadlines to show it is tackling cheating in sport.

Now Wada is expected to rule the country ‘non-compliant’ when its board meets in Montreal on Thursday.

After a series of drugs and corruption scandals, Kenya had been warned to comply with Wada’s rules or face sanctions.

Last month, it finally passed legislation that created a new national anti-doping agency, with President Uhuru Kenyatta personally driving the new law through.

It was widely assumed that the measure would satisfy Wada.

However, it can now be revealed that Wada’s compliance committee has recommended that Kenya should be declared in breach of its code.

The Wada board is expected to accept that recommendation.

It will now be up to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or sport’s international federations to decide whether to ban Kenyan athletes from the Rio Games or any other competitions. #BBC

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