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Kenyan sprinter fails dope test

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Kenya has dropped a sprinter from its team for the African Championships after the athlete failed a dope test. The dope test was conducted by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) at a local meeting. The yet-to-be-named sprinter has been given 21 days to respond to doping charges leveled against him in accordance to the World Anti Doping Agency Doping Control protocol.

Athletics Kenya president, Jackson Tuwei was not available for comment although the athlete involved who ran for Kenya at the Gold Coast 2018 and Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The short distance athlete also featured at the Barcelona 2012 IAAF World U-20 Championships and the sample that tested positive was collected at the AK National Athletics Championships in Nairobi that ran from June 21 to 23.

Kenyan athletics has been rocked by damaging doping reports with a spike in cases since 2012 that saw the country placed under the IAAF watch list in the run up to the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.

Last week, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the IAAF confirmed disciplinary hearing for Olympic and three-time world champion, Asbel Kiprop, who tested positive for blood booster rEPO following an out of competition test conducted in November last year.

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