The Scot wrote:
Quite extraordinary the lack of interest from the authorities in banning Kenya compared with the relish with which they banned Russia. Political or what?
They could do the same thing they did with Russia, blanket ban and re-admit on an individual basis once they have done enough reliable testing.
Rojo queried why anyone would simply refuse to take a test. Well that's what John Ngugi did and his career never recovered from the fallout.
I think there is definite political animus against Russia. However, the main reason Russia was banned and Kenya will likely not be is that Russia was running a state-coordinated doping program. With Kenya, this is just an instance of many individual Kenyans and their coaches and doctors making the decision to dope. This is also the difference between the U.S. and G.D.R. in the 70s and 80s. While many U.S. athlete doped in that era (and still do now) with the help of coaches and medical professionals, the state itself was not conducting an organized doping program. Neither is Kenya. By contrast, G.D.R. was doing exactly that. Big difference.
By the way, it is false on its face to state that Kenyans are all getting away with doping. The dopers are obviously getting caught or Coevett wouldn't have all this headline fodder to get worked up about. Instead of constantly lambasting Kenyan athletics, why not at least acknowledge that there are enough people within the apparatus who are tired of the doping and corruption to initiate this harsh awakening?