NOC-K Turns to Medics and Universities in War Against Doping

Paul Tergat
Kenya National Olympics Committee (NOC-K) President, Paul Tergat during a past address.


The National Olympic Committee (NOC) has announced a new campaign as the fight against doping across the country intensifies.

In a statement on Wednesday, November 23, it was highlighted that the various partners will be conducting sensitization through webinars. 

Kenya is currently flagged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for the use of Prohibited Substance; triamcinolone acetonide, by its athletes.

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“NOC-K is partnering with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council, Kenya Association of Physicians, Kenyatta National Hospital and the University of Nairobi in conducting sensitization sessions with regards to the antidoping measures currently in place in sports,” part of the statement read. 

The different sessions will focus on addressing the interest and role of NOC-K in fighting doping. 

According to the statement, the session will be facilitated by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK). 

The issues that will be addressed will be the Anti-doping measures by WADA and ADAK, the Anti-doping Regulations, Anti-doping Laws in Kenya, WADA Prohibited List and Therapeutic Use Exemption. 

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba upon assuming office noted that taming doping cases would be one of his major priorities. 

Namwamba cautioned those involved in the vice adding that he would propose push for a legislation to classify prohibited substances as hard drugs.  

The CS also cautioned doctors and agents involved in the vice that the government would deal with perpetrators.

 He had previously noted that the government would be working with different agencies to make doping expensive in the country.

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