In Summary
  • World athletics governing body, IAAF, has announced Morocco’s removal from their anti-doping watch list with Kenya among four countries still under surveillance for running “non-compliant” systems in the fight against banned performance-enhancing substances.
  • IAAF President Seb Coe also told a press conference here on Sunday that the Monaco-based Athletics Integrity Unit is still investigating cases of suspended former Athletics Kenya vice president David Okeyo and treasurer Joseph Kinyua.

IN MONTE CARLO, MONACO

World athletics governing body, IAAF, has announced Morocco’s removal from their anti-doping watch list with Kenya among four countries still under surveillance for running “non-compliant” systems in the fight against banned performance-enhancing substances.

IAAF President Seb Coe also told a press conference here on Sunday that the Monaco-based Athletics Integrity Unit is still investigating cases of suspended former Athletics Kenya vice president David Okeyo and treasurer Joseph Kinyua.

Coe said the AIU is working in conjunction with Kenyan investigators in the case in which the two officials have been accused of financial impropriety.

“That’s a matter for the AIU (Athletics Integrity Unit) and that’s an ongoing investigation which is running in tandem with your own (Kenyan) domestic investigations that are taking place,” Coe said on the Okeyo and Kinyua case following a question by Nation Sport.

Both Okeyo and Kinyua have since denied the accusations with the IAAF recently moving to replace Okeyo in its decision-making Council.

“Vivian Gungaram (of Mauritius) has been nominated by the president of the African federation (Malboum Kalkaba) to represent Africa’s additional interests at the council,” said Coe on Sunday.

LAUNCHED IN APRIL

The AIU was launched in April as an independent investigation and integrity arm of the IAAF and is headed by Australian Brett Clothier, a leading sports integrity professional. Okeyo and Kinyua have been accused of misappropriating cash sourced from Athletics Kenya’s kitting contract with American manufacturer Nike.

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