Kenya anti-doping bill risks missing deadline

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NAIROBI: Kenyan lawmakers have held the preliminary reading of a bill criminalizing sports doping, just days before a deadline to avoid threatened Olympic expulsion. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) gave Kenya until April 5 to tighten its anti-doping law and provide funding for a proposed Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), after the east African track giants missed an earlier February 14 deadline. The Anti-Doping Bill establishes the anti-doping agency and proposes a $1,000 (100,000 Kenyan shillings, 872 euros) fine, and/or a year in jail for athletes caught doping. Those caught smuggling or administering banned substances face a $30,000 (3 million Kenya shillings, 26,200 euros) fine or a three-year jail term.

AFP

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