Ethiopia, Kenya Among 5 Nations In 'Critical Care' Over Doping

IAAF president Sebastian Coe. By Bertrand Langlois (AFP/File)

MONACO (AFP) - World athletics' governing body, the IAAF, on Friday named five countries including east African track giants Ethiopia and Kenya as being in "critical care" over their anti-doping programmes.

"There are five countries the IAAF Council believes are in critical care at different degrees," IAAF president Sebastian Coe said.

Coe said Ethiopia and Morocco had to re-assess their programmes "as a matter of urgency" and introduce more testing, both in and out of competition.

Kenya, Ukraine and Belarus were also "put on an IAAF monitoring list for 2016", Coe saying they had to "strengthen doping programmes".

"There are no immediate sanctions, it's just a serious wake-up call," the IAAF president said.

Source: AFP
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