Volare Sports, the management of suspended athlete Wilson Kipsang, has responded by defending their athlete saying they have received the information.
On Friday, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) suspended former Olympic marathon silver medalist Kipsang for failing to state his whereabouts.
According to their communiqué, the management respondent: “ As the management of Mr Wilson Kipsang, we have received the Notice of Charge regarding an alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violation by Wilson. It concerns alleged Whereabouts Failures (article 2.4) and alleged tampering or attempted tampering (article 2.5). At this point, it is only an accusation.
They continued: “We emphasize that there is no case of use of doping. No prohibited substance was found. The accusation regarding alleged/attempted tampering (article 2.5) concerns an explanation that was given in the results management process regarding a possible Whereabouts Failure and does not concern tampering with a doping test itself.
Pending the case and our own investigation, we will not communicate anything more about it.