Jul 14, 2016

    Kenya probes claims British athletes given banned drugs


    KENYA is investigating newspaper allegations that doctors from the country supplied prohibited performance-enhancing drugs to British athletes, a government minister said on Tuesday.

    Undercover footage taken by the Sunday Times showed two Kenyan doctors and an associate claiming that they had given British athletes EPO, a banned blood-boosting drug.

    Kenyan Sports Minister Hassan Wario said the government has asked the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya to contact its British counterparts, UK Anti-Doping, to provide the latter with information and help in any further investigations.

    "We have started investigations," the minister said at the launch of a pre-Olympics training camp on Tuesday.

    "We are taking these allegations very seriously, coming as they are with the Olympic Games only days away."