NAIROBI, May 13 (Reuters) - Kenya has requested an urgent meeting with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the sports minister said on Friday, after the Eas...
The claims have prompted denunciations from Russian officials.
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia denied doping Friday, a day after they were named in a newspaper report detailing state-sponsored cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games. Bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov and cross-country skier Alexander Legkov were among the athletes accused in a New York Times article of doping by the former head of the Russian national drug-testing laboratory. "What's written now in this article is baseless libel," Zubkov told Russian state TV, adding that he regularly gave doping samples in his career. "I'm a person who has worked for many years in sport, competed at the Olympics, and I know how much responsibility each athlete bears when they compete at such a high level." The article also brought a strong response from the Kremlin. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman denounced the allegations as "a turncoat's libel." Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the Russian lab now living
Kenya has requested an urgent meeting with the World Anti-Doping Agency to resolve the body's concerns, the sports minister said on Friday after the East African nation was judged non-compliant with WADA's code and put at risk of missing the Rio Olympics.
IAAF does not yet plan to investigate whether drug test samples were compromised at 2013 worlds in Moscow
World Anti-Doping Agency declared Kenya 'non-compliant' with regulations prohibiting use of performance enhancing drugs, jeopardizing nation's participation upcoming Rio Summer Olympics
The trouble with collective punishment is that innocent people get hurt. Banning both Russia and Kenya from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for doping would rob athletes who haven't sunk to pills and needles of a life-changing opportunity.
The decision by Russia's former chief anti-doping scientist to come forward with details of what he described as an extensive program to cheat at the Sochi Olympics takes the crisis over drugs in Russian sport to a new level of severity.