Meanwhile NOC-K started off their medical Sports Symposium in Eldoret on Thursday morning in Eldoret where athletes, coaches and medical practioners shared the IOC code with the aim of creating awareness for a free generation.
Chief de Mission to Brazil Olympic Games Stephen Soi said the the event is meant to educate the concerns of the IOC and Educate the athletes on dangers and perils of using banned substances by providing them with the World Anti-Doping code and International Olympic committee (IOC)Anti-doping rules
“We invited Kenya Medical Commission whose role was to make sure that the athletes and also Doctors to know how to handle themselves in matters of health. We did invite the athletes to be part of this workshop so that they can understand the role they play in the team.
We have a projection of testing athletes thrice out of competition at the same time declare how the athletes have been tested and this we have done since Tuesday,” said Soi.
He added that the issues of Zika virus, has made a provision on that according to the advice given by the ministry of the health. “ We have made provision on that as per the advice given from the ministry
of health all members from the team will undergo screening by providing samples of their blood at the time of departure and also at the time of arrival from Rio Brazil,” said Soi.
He continued to say that they have already agreed with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and NOC- medical commission they will be collecting blood samples for all individuals who are proceeding to Brazil in order to cover this aspect of Zika virus.