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Kamalpreet Kaur banned for three years

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur of India for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

Kaur who is the first Indian woman to breach the 65m barrier in discus throw was banned after Use of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol), which is a breach of the World Anti-Doping Code (“WADC”) and the ADR which violates article 2.2.

The ban comes into effect from 29 March 2022 and her result disqualified from 7 March 2022.

Shieys Chepkosgei charged with forgery

Kenyan marathon runner Shieys Chepkosgei alias Hillary Kiprotich was charged on Monday (21) at the Eldoret Chief Magistrate’s Court for presenting forged post-natal discharge summary and a notification of birth to the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) that she said was issued by Uasin Gishu County Hospital.

The ADAK’s intelligence unit carried out investigation on the athlete’s documents and they found to be forged as the hospital failed to ascertain the papers.

Chepkosgei, was serving a period of ineligibility after he/she was sanctioned by the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) for testing positive for a prohibited substance, presented the papers in her defense after it was realized that he/she had illegally taken part in a sporting event during the period of ineligibility which constitutes to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) as stipulated by the World Anti-Doping Code.

Chepkosgei claimed that he/she gave birth to a baby boy through a caesarean section and had not recovered and thus could not have travelled to participate in the sporting event.

After the investigations were conducted and the papers to be found forged and this led for her/him to be arrested and arraignment in court charges were presented.

She/he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail with the case set to be mentioned on 28th March 2022.

Download the Full Statement from ADAK


Purity Talam added for four more years for doping violation

Kenya’s Purity Jerono Talam has been added another four years for violating her Mandatory Provisional Suspension after being aware that she was serving a four year ineligibility ban imposed on her on 20th February 2019.

Talam knowing very well that she had been banned by Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) went ahead and participated in five races in China; 2018 National Forest City Marathon series in Sichuan Province, China, 2018 Hetao Rural Commercial Bank Bayannaoer International Marathon in Lihle, China, Harbin International Marathon in Hama, China, 2018 Mudanjiang Jingbo Lake International Marathon in China and the Haier 2019 Qingdao Marathon Marathon in China.

The 31 year-old had been banned for Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADVR). She alleges that her manager one Obed ltion, cheated her that they were going to get their money paid for previous races and all those times she ran he did not pay her. But through a letter she addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Japhter Rugut, she admitted to have participated in the said races and she was wrong and sorry.

“It is true that I participated in the 2018 National Forest City Marathon Sichuan Province China. This was due to the fact that My Manager had invited me to China to pay me my money that he had not paid me in previous races. Reaching there he requested me to participate in the Marathon and I could not resist. But it was unfortunate that after the races he could not pay me but instead he send me back home with nothing. He called me for the second time but did the same”

The hand written letter by Purity Talam to ADAK

 The panel which was made up of Mrs. Njeri Onyango as the Chair, Mr. Allan Owinyi – Member and Ms. Mary Kimani – Member, made the decision of as per the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) Article 10.12.3 the new period of Ineligibility shall be four (4 )years; ii. The period of Ineligibility shall be from 12th February 2022 the date on which the original period of Ineligibility shall end until 11th February 2026.


President Vladimir Putin orders Sports Ministry to settle reinstatement issues with WADA

President Vladimir Putin ruled on Friday that the Russian Sports Ministry as well as all of the involved national sports organizations must resort to measures aimed at the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) with WADA and of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) with World Athletics.

The Russian Sports Ministry is now set to present a report regarding RUSADA’s reinstatement process before March 30, 2022 as well as a report on RusAF’s membership reinstatement progress before December 26, 2022. RUSADA-WADA case The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland’s Lausanne upheld on December 17, 2020 WADA’s (the World Anti-Doping Agency) previous ruling on a number of sanctions against Russian sports.

In particular, CAS upheld WADA’s decision to declare RUSADA as non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. The court, however, ruled to cut the previously proposed four-year term of sanctions to the period of two years. The Swiss-based court said in a statement on December 17 that the CAS Panel “unanimously determined RUSADA to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) in connection with its failure to procure the delivery of the authentic LIMS data (Laboratory Information Management System) and underlying analytical data of the former Moscow Laboratory to WADA” in the period between 2012 and 2015.

The Russian authorities deny accusations of manipulation. CAS held hearings on a legal debate between RUSADA and WADA in the period between November 2 and 5, 2020. Appointed judges in the CAS case between RUSADA and WADA were Mark Williams (Australia), Luigi Fumagalli (Italy) and Hamid Gharavi (France). According to the CAS decision as of December 17, 2020, Russian athletes were deprived of their right to participate in all World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games under the national flag of Russia for the two-year period.

The national anthem of Russia was also ruled out to be played at international sport tournaments in the course of the next two years, including at the upcoming Olympic Games in Japan this year. The ruling of the Swiss-based court also stripped Russia of the right to bid for the organization of all international sports tournaments for the period of two years.

WADA’s sanctions will be in force until December 2022. World Athletics and RusAF World Athletics suspended RusAF’s membership in November 2015, following a wave of anti-doping rules violations and formed a special mission on the issue. World Athletics, however, allowed clean athletes from Russia to participate in international tournaments under the neutral status or the Authorized Neutral Athlete (ANA) until the membership of the RusAF is reinstated.

The ANA status prohibits Russian athletes from participating in all international track and field tournaments under the national flag. The World Athletics Council announced on November 22, 2019 its decision to suspend RusAF’s reinstatement process based on charges brought by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). According to World Athletics, the AIU charged RusAF on November 21, 2019 “with obstructing an investigation and provisionally suspended several senior federation officials for tampering and complicity.”

The provisionally suspended senior officials at that time were then-President of RusAF Dmitry Shlyakhtin and several more high-ranking people from the federation for helping to falsify documents, which Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko presented as his excuse for skipping doping tests. Shlyakhtin submitted his letter of resignation on November 23.

Source: tass.com

Report: Ruth Jebet fails doping test

Ruth Jebet, the reigning Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion and world record holder, has become the highest-profile Kenya-born athlete to become embroiled in a drug-testing scandal.

Although the news has not yet been confirmed, a number of prominent sources have suggested Jebet has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, believed to be the blood booster EPO.

The Athletics Integrity Unit, which processes all doping tests in track and field, said it was unable to confirm the result of any tests under the World Anti-Doping code. Meanwhile, Jebet’s agent, Marc Corstjens, said he had not heard any news of a positive tests. “Honestly I am surprised and shocked. I am absolutely not aware of anything. I tried to reach Ruth but her phone is not answering. I have absolutely no official information.”

The 21-year-old is seen as one of athletic’s brightest stars having won a stunning gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics before shattering the world record while still a teenager. She is also a controversial figure in Kenya, having switched allegiances to run for Bahrain after being approached as a 16-year-old and promised a full scholarship to take an animal health degree in the country.

Yet with Jebet spending most of her time training in Kenya, this may raise more questions about how many of the country’s athletes are clean – and whether enough is being done by the authorities to find out.

Between 2011 and 2016, more than 40 athletes from Kenya failed doping tests, including Rita Jeptoo, the three‑times Boston marathon champion, who was given a four-year ban after testing positive for EPO in 2014.

Last year Jeptoo’s former training partner, the Olympic and London marathon winner Jemima Sumgong, was also banned for four years after her claim she was taking EPO for an ectopic pregnancy was rejected.

Yet if Jebet’s failed test is confirmed it will be a bigger shock still. When she took gold in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at Rio in 8:59:75 – at that point the second-fastest time in history – she was hailed as “Golden Ruth”, although she was greeted with boos in her homeland because she beat Kenya’s Hyvin Jepkemoi into second.

It emerged the Bahrain government had paid Jebet a $500,000 bonus for her Olympic success. By contrast David Rudisha, who won the 800m in Rio in a Kenyan vest, received $10,000 from his government.

Two years ago Kenya was deemed “non-compliant” by Wada but it was reinstated before the Rio Olympics. However, many athletes have suggested not enough is done to test athletes training in the country. The Canadian runner Reid Coolsaet said in 2016: “Kenyan-style anti-doping test. Notify us the night before. One-hour drive to test site at 5am. Many Olympic medallists in house. It was an IAAF accredited test. Procedures are far from what I’m used to in Canada.”

In 2013 another high-profile Kenyan, Matthew Kisorio, told the German broadcaster ARD he took illegal drugs “because everyone told me, I wasn’t the only one – and none of the others got caught for doping”.

He added: “I know a lot of medical substances are used, which are injected straight to the blood for the body to have more oxygen. And when you run, you run so smooth. You have more stamina.”

Source: theguardian.com