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."