I'm really tired to read all the bullshits that people who don't know anything write about Kenya, Ethiopia and doping.
I explained a lot of times that there are a lot of antidoping tests in Kenya and Ethiopia, but there are not blood tests. So, stop thinking everybody can do what he wants, since illegal substances can be found in urine tests only.
Some data, referred at 2012 :
KENYA : 129 athletes tested OOC, with a total of 364 tests
ETHIOPIA : 75 athletes testsed OOC, with a total of 193 tests
USA : 79 athletes tested OOC, with a total of 189 tests.
These are facts, but of course when somebody of WADA wants to appear as the "saver" of the sport (for his own interest), and when a Federation like AK is not able to take a right position, at first fighting the "periferal" domestic doping of the second and third level athletes (well known), and secondly becoming able to explain the truth, instead trying fake investigations for giving a clean image to the world ; and when media are not interested to know the reality, but ride scoops creating in ignorant people false ideas,
the final result is that everybody thinks all Kenyans and Ethiopians are doped.
I respect Seppelt for his investigation about Russian situation : this was a TRUE investigation, lasting long time, and producing effects that, I hope, can clean athletics (the fact to finally catch Lamine Diack and his son, after the rumours there were from long time, it's a very important result).
I don't respect Seppelt when he speaks about "widespread doping in Kenya after deep investigation", when I know the investigation last 4 days, and there were not real evidences, apart the words of a doctor in Kapsabet, cheated by Seppelt himself (who told him was a new manager), and anxious to show his ability to support top Kenyans with illegal substances.
I don't respect Ashenden and Parisotto who, after working for the Biological Passport, say that there are suspicious data for more than 50 Kenyans, basing their suspicion on an average of 2.4 tests for each athlete, when they well know that, without at least 7-9 tests that can really show deep fluctuations, nobody can give any signification to the test itself, especially if carried out BEFORE having clear rules about how to take blood, the situation (OOC or after a race), weather, altitude, etc...
I continue to say that, if scientists don't know the effects of training, they can't speak about the effects of doping, and NO SCIENTISTS INVOLVED IN BIOLOGICAL PASSPORT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT THE DATA OF ATHLETES BORN, LIVING AND TRAINING IN ALTITUDE.
But, of course, for media the most important argument, at the moment, in the sport is doping. This created the idea (this really "widespread") that in every sport the best are doped, because without illegal supports is not possible to be at the top.
Everybody can have his opinion, and of sure I don't say nobody is doped among Kenyan and Ethiopian runners. But I can't accept that facts must be manipulated, or not known, and people can base their opinion on something clearly not true.