Kenya should not be banned, says African athletics chief


NAIROBI: African athletics chief Hamad Kalkaba Malboum said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) he did not support the total banning of Kenyan athletes from the Rio Olympics despite the recent doping scandal. Kalkaba, who is also an IAAF vice-president, said they were willing to support the efforts being made by the Kenyan government to reach a solution to the doping issues. Kalkaba’s comments come in the wake of last week’s warning by IAAF president Sebastian Coe that Kenyan athletes could be banned from the Rio Olympics if the country was found to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Kenya has been given another two-month grace period to adopt the WADA code, after missing a February 14 deadline.


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