ADAK concerned at the number of athletes in multiple top training camps that have been trying to evade the new strict testing regimen. The new crackdown began in January and saw 2,000 tests carried out. The results are about to be revealed. Grab your popcorn!
Don't fall for El K's obfuscation tricks. Big names get caught too, but there are a lot more "no-name" than big name athletes. So El K can "triumph" when just a 2:05 runner or Rotterdam winner gets caught.
Points in case: Olympic champions (Kiprop, Sumgong), WR setters (Kipsang, Kiptum), World champions (Manangoi), masters winners (Jeptoo, Chepchirchir, Wanjiro, Kipyokei), 2:02 runners (Ekiru), 58:xx runners (Kitwara, Korio, Kisorio), 26:xx runners (Renju) - and I probably forgot quite a few. Oh yes indeed, for example Commonwealth and African champions.
The whole continent should be banned, just as a precaution. Then all the potential violators would be covered. The North and Ethiopia are equally suspect, even with few banned athletes. Next the Caribbean should also be banned, as it is obvious that this area is full of dopers not being caught (Jamaica in particular). Ironically, people seem upset when many are being caught - which just says that the anti-doping is working to some degree. Where is the outcry for those countries hiding dopers (you know the obvious one)?
Yep, the article states that 2,000 tests have been carried out since the crackdown started in April, and the results are only coming out soon. That's over twice as many tests as were carried out last year (though still well down on the 5,000 that the ADAK promised Coe they would carry out).
The AIU has already warned of a flood of positives on their way. The article also mentions that training camps could be shut down. Things are going to get very interesting quite soon.
Eh? No, I'm delighted. However, it does appear that although they have clearly ramped up testing, they look on course to be well short this year of the total they originally promised Coe to save themselves from being banned (5,000) and then the figure of 3,500 that was given earlier this year.
Ban the agents and coaches complicit with doping. They have exacerbated the problem and they intend to prey on people living in poverty (Kenyans in a third world country). They benefit financially from dopers and deny it when confronted, making up stories and changing them/moving the goalposts once their lies get inevitably exposed.