Kenya will cooperate fully with WADA and International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its latest requirement to re-test Kenyan athletes ahead of the Rio Olympics.
“We are one of the most tested nations. We are ready for the new requirement (of testing our athletes) because we support clean athletics,” State House spokesman Mahoah Esipisu told Reuters on Tuesday.
Every competitor from Russia and Kenya expecting to compete in Rio will have to be evaluated individually for doping and be cleared by their sport’s international body, the IOC said on Tuesday.
Jackson Tuwei, the president of Athletics Kenya said there is nothing to fear.
“If that is the requirement for us to go to Rio, we shall fully cooperate. We have always done our best in the fight against doping,” he said.
“The team we shall select.”
Kenya, known for its middle and distance running pedigree, has been under intense global scrutiny over doping.
Up to 42 athletes have failed tests in the past four years and 18 of them are serving doping sanctions by IAAF totaling 55 years.