Sunday, August 18, 2019 | ePaper

Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop given four-year doping ban

  • Print


BBC Online :
Former Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop has received a four-year ban for doping.
The Kenyan, a three-time world champion, tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) in an out-of-competition test in November 2017.
The 29-year-old had maintained his innocence and claimed his sample may have been tampered with.
But an anti-doping panel said "the case against the athlete is convincingly made out".
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent body which manages all doping-related matters for athletics, also ruled his results and any winnings from November 2017 to February 2018 should go.
"The panel is aware that its order will interrupt and may even terminate the athlete's sporting career and cast a shadow over his impressive competitive record," said an AIU statement.
The panel noted his clean record and "antipathy to doping" - he missed out on being presented with his Olympic gold medal at the Beijing Games in 2008 because the initial winner, Bahrain's Rashid Ramzi, was later found to have been a drugs cheat.

More News For this Category

FC Dallas overcome three-goal deficit to tie Impact

Ryan Hollingshead scored in stoppage time and FC Dallas overcame a three-goal deficit to tie the Montreal Impact 3-3 on Saturday night. Substitute Zdenek Ondrasek and captain Reto Ziegler, from

Top seeds Djokovic, Barty toppled in Cincy semi-finals

Top seeds Djokovic, Barty toppled in Cincy semi-finals

AFP, Cincinnati :World number one Novak Djokovic wilted under pressure from Daniil Medvedev Saturday, falling 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to the ninth-seeded Russian in the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals.Medvedev's upset win sent

Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed relay test

AFP, Tokyo :France won a thrilling mixed triathlon test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sunday, which passed off as planned in a welcome boost for organisers after difficulties with

Australia cricket union condemns boos after Smith felled by Archer

Australia's cricket union Sunday slammed fans at Lord's for booing Steve Smith after he was felled by a bouncer from fast bowler Jofra Archer, saying the sport deserves better.The star

Osaka's US Open defense in doubt after knee injury

Osaka's US Open defense in doubt after knee injury

AFP, Cincinnati :Naomi Osaka's US Open title defense was in doubt on Friday after a left knee injury forced her to retire from her Cincinnati WTA quarter-final.The Japanese star, who

Barty reaches Cincy semis

Barty reaches Cincy semis

AFP, Cincinnati :Ashleigh Barty moved one win away from a return to the top WTA ranking Friday, reaching the Cincinnati WTA semi-finals as neither Naomi Osaka nor Karolina Pliskova could

North Korean's Club April 25 now in city

North Korean's April 25 Sports Club arrived on Saturday in the city to play for the first leg of inter-zonal playoff semifinal of AFC Club Cup against Abahani Limited scheduled

Murray to skip US Open doubles to focus on singles

Murray to skip US Open doubles to focus on singles

Agency :Andy Murray is to skip the US Open later this month where he was scheduled to play doubles so as to get more singles matches under his belt,

Sports bodies observe National Mourning Day

UNB, Dhaka :Different sports federations and clubs observed the National Mourning Day and 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Thursday. Bangladesh Football

Halilhodzic named as new coach of Morocco

Halilhodzic named as new coach of Morocco

AFP, Rabat :Former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic was named as the new coach of Morocco on Thursday, his third job with an African nation.The 67-year-old succeeds Herve Renard, who