International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) through Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) failed to address the extortion allegations by Asbel Kiprop for testing positive for Erythropoietin (EPO) in the urine sample.
As Anti Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has distanced themselves from media reports that Simon Karugu ‘Mburu’ and Paul Scott that they are not their employees. In a statement, ADAK through Chief Executive officer Japhter Rugut, the duo are not part of their team, contrary to media reports.
Kiprop, the double world 1,500m champion’s urine sample was collected November 27th 2017 and the AIU admitted that Doping Control Assistant (DCA)made an early notice of doping test.
In a statement released today from AIU showed that the DCA failed the requirements of the International Standards of Testing and Investigations (ISIT), where they have notified the independent IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal listening to Kiprop’s doping case.
The AIU statement disclosed that Kiprop was notified of the Adverse Analytical Finding on February 3, 2018.
“Kiprop was informed that the “B” sample analysis had confirmed the Adverse Analytical Finding and was charged with violation of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and the matter is currently proceeding before the independent IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal,” said the statement.
The statement also dismissed Kiprop’s allegations of breach of confidentiality and promises for a “reward” of being an IAAF ambassador on anti-doping if he admitted to doping, saying that AIU had fully adhered to all principles throughout the process.
Kiprop said Thursday he had been left “extremely shocked” when informed of the positive test, adding: “I was however very confident the mistake alleging I doped would be noted and I would be cleared. The nightmare has continued.
“I did not dope. I do not labour under the weight of the shame of doping.”
The confirmation of the positive test deals a serious blow to Kenyan athletics, with Kiprop one of the biggest names in the country’s stellar cast of middle-distance athletes.
Additional information Daily Nation