肯尼亞使用興奮劑。儘管發生了興奮劑事件,世界田徑協會仍敦促不要禁止該國使用興奮劑

2週前
肯尼亞使用興奮劑。儘管發生了興奮劑事件,世界田徑協會仍敦促不要禁止該國使用興奮劑

最後更新於.來自體育非洲部分

東非國家的一位政府部長敦促世界田徑協會不要因肯尼亞違反興奮劑規則而禁止其參加體育運動。

據BBC非洲體育了解,肯尼亞的情況將在下周羅馬舉行的世界田徑理事會會議上討論。

青年事務、體育和藝術部的內閣秘書Ababu Namwamba已經寫信給世界田徑協會主席Lord Coe,向他保證肯尼亞政府正在採取堅決措施維護田徑運動的完整性。

Namwamba說:"我們不能允許我們的國家因為一些貪婪的不道德的人的行為而被禁止,"。

"我們將瞄準並果斷地處理犯罪分子及其集團。我們必須共同努力,從田徑和整個體育運動中消除興奮劑和作弊行為"。

肯尼亞是被AIU視為 "A類 "聯合會--最高的興奮劑風險--的七個國家之一,這意味着來自這些國家的運動員必須在重大賽事之前的10個月內接受至少三次檢測才能在那裡參賽。

該國共有55名運動員被禁賽,僅次於俄羅斯(102人)和印度(61人),是所有國家中第三多的國家。

自2015年以來,俄羅斯被世界田徑協會禁止作為一個國家參加田徑比賽,但未受污染的運動員仍然能夠在中立的旗幟下參加比賽,直到該國在2月入侵烏克蘭,當時該國所有的運動員、支持人員和官員都被禁止。

  • 無 興奮劑使肯尼亞田徑隊走上 "不歸路

今年,有17名肯尼亞運動員因一系列違規行為而受到AIU的制裁,另有8名運動員被暫時停賽,等待案件的結果。

世界田徑協會和AIU的全面禁令將是對這個東非國家聲譽的巨大打擊,這個國家在田徑項目的35枚奧運金牌中贏得了34枚。

兩屆奧運會冠軍和馬拉松世界紀錄保持者埃利烏德-基普喬格(Eliud Kipchoge)表示,越來越多的興奮劑案件令人 "擔憂","清潔運動才是出路"。

青年事務、體育和藝術部的一份聲明說,該國對使用興奮劑持零容忍態度,並 "完全致力於結束使用興奮劑的威脅"。

"我們必須擊敗使用興奮劑及其實施者。這是一個嚴重的問題,這就是為什麼政府正在全力以赴地關注,"Namwamba補充說。

"我們正把它作為一個關係到國家最高戰略利益的問題來對待。


Last updated on .From the section Sport Africa

World Athletics has been urged not to ban Kenya from the sport for violations of doping rules by a government minister from the East African country.

Kenya's situation will be discussed at the World athletics council meeting in Rome next week, BBC Sport Africa understands.

Ababu Namwamba, the cabinet secretary for the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts, has written to World Athletics president Lord Coe to assure him that Kenya's government is taking firm measures to uphold the integrity of athletics.

"We cannot allow our nation to be banned because of the actions of some greedy unethical individuals," Namwamba said.

"We will target and deal decisively with the criminals and their syndicates. We must work together to eradicate doping and cheating from athletics and sports in general."

Kenya is among seven countries deemed a 'Category A' federation - the highest doping risk - by the AIU, meaning athletes from the countries have to undergo at least three tests in the 10 months prior to a major event to be able to compete there.

Its total of 55 athletes serving bans is the third most of any nationality behind Russia (102) and India (61).

Russia has been banned by World Athletics from competing as a nation in athletics since 2015 but untainted athletes were still able to compete under a neutral flag until the country's invasion of Ukraine in February, when all athletes, support personnel and officials from the country were banned. • None Doping puts Kenyan athletics on 'road to nowhere'

Seventeen Kenyan athletes have been sanctioned by the AIU this year for a range of violations, with a further eight provisionally suspended and awaiting the outcomes of their cases.

An overarching ban by World Athletics and the AIU would be a huge blow to the reputation of the East African country, which has won 34 of its 35 Olympic gold medals in track and field events.

Two-time Olympic champion and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has said the increasing number of doping cases is "worrying" and "clean sport is the way to go".

A statement from the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts said the country has a zero tolerance to doping and is "fully committed to ending the doping menace".

"We must defeat doping and its perpetrators. This is a serious concern and that is why the government is giving total undivided attention," Namwamba added.

"We are treating it as a matter of top strategic national interest."

編輯精選

熱門新聞