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Olympic hopeful Cheruiyot pushed by fellow Kenyan runner

28 Nov 2019

NAIROBI When Kenyan runner Timothy Cheruiyot is sprinting to the finish at the world's top races he knows one man can stand between him and gold: his best friend.  | Video

Kenyan banned after positive test for rat poison substance

12 Jun 2019

NAIROBI Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for strychnine, a substance sometimes used as rat poison.

Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative

16 Jan 2017

ELDORET, Kenya Kenyan athletes on Monday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country's top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals.

Kenya sets up doctors network to fight doping

10 Jan 2017

NAIROBI Athletics Kenya (AK) has drawn up a list of accredited doctors who will be responsible for examining samples from elite athletes and ensure they are not tempted to use banned drugs, AK's chairman said on Tuesday.

Kenya lifts ban on its Olympic body, says top official

28 Sep 2016

NAIROBI The Kenyan government has lifted the ban it imposed on the National Olympic Committee (NOCK) after the Rio Games as the nation attempts to rebuild faith in the organization, a top civil servant said on Wednesday.

Kenya lifts ban on its Olympic body, says top official

28 Sep 2016

NAIROBI, Sept 28 The Kenyan government has lifted the ban it imposed on the National Olympic Committee (NOCK) after the Rio Games as the nation attempts to rebuild faith in the organisation, a top civil servant said on Wednesday.

Kenya to shrug off London disappointment in Rio - head coach

20 Jul 2016

ELDORET, Kenya Head coach Julius Kirwa would not hazard a guess how many medals Kenyan athletes will win at next month's Rio Olympics but is confident the nation, renowned for its distance runners, can shrug off the disappointment of London Games four years ago.

Kenya starts doping allegations probe - Minister

12 Jul 2016

NAIROBI Kenya is investigating newspaper allegations that doctors from the country supplied prohibited performance enhancing drugs to British athletes, a government minister said on Tuesday.

Kenya reacts angrily to German call for Rio ban

14 Jun 2016

NAIROBI Kenya reacted angrily on Tuesday to calls by the German Athletics Federation (DLV) that its athletes be barred from the Rio Olympic Games due to doping concerns.

World News

China virus ability to spread getting stronger

The ability of the coronavirus to spread is getting stronger and infections could continue to rise, China's National Health Commission said on Sunday, with more than 2,000 people globally infected and 56 in China killed by the disease.