Kenyan sports minister insists anti-doping on track

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NAIROBI: Sports minister Hassan Wario on Friday (Saturday in Manila) moved to ease fears Kenya’s track and field athletes would be kicked out of the Olympics by insisting they will have a fully functional anti-doping body within two months. The move comes a week after the east African nation was placed on probation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after failing to prove it was doing enough to tackle its problems with doping in athletics. World athletics governing body president Sebastian Coe warned on Thursday that he would ban Kenya’s athletics team from the Rio Games in August if action was not taken to comply with anti-doping codes, after more than 40 athletes were banned in the past three years for drug-related offences.

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