PAULA Radcliffe, the star of British distance running and an outspoken advocate of stricter controls on "drug cheats" is to have her own "blood boosting
" methods investigated.
By AYUMBA AYODI The International Association of Athletics Federation Disciplinary Tribunal has banned former Olympic and World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop for four years.Kiprop, the 2008 Beijing Olympics 1500m champion, was tentatively suspended by IAAF's Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) in May last year after having tested positive to blood boosting
Erythropoietin (EPO) in an out-of-competition test in Iten in November 2017.Kiprop's ban has been back-dated from February 3, 2018 but the athlete has another opportunity to appeal at the Courts of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
Millar served a two-year suspension in 2004 after admitting to taking a blood boosting
agent but has since become a campaigner for drug-free sport.
The IAAF's independent disciplinary tribunal that heard Sumgong's appeal ruled that she "fabricated her medical records and lied about her whereabouts" after a positive test for banned blood boosting
Erythropoietin (EPO) in 2017.Sumgong, who had been banned for four years in November 2017, had that ban now been doubled after the tribunal, chaired by Michael Beloff QC, for having committed a second anti-doping offence of "tampering with a doping control."Thanks to the change to the World Anti-Doping Agency code that has seen the Kenyan punished with another four-year ban.
A Kenyan boxer has already become the first athlete to fail a drugs check in Athens after testing positive for the blood boosting
figure By AYUMBA AYODI A week after he was suspended for missing doping tests thrice, Kenya's World 800m bronze medallist Kipyegon Bett has tested positive to a banned performance enhancing substance.Speaking on phone to Nation Sports, Bett confirmed having received a notification from Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) on Thursday indicating that he tested positive to blood boosting
Erythropoiten (EPO) in out-of-competition tests conducted on July 31 this year.