Athletics Kenya and the Athletics
Integrity Unit (AIU) have both confirmed that former
Olympic and world 1,500 meters champion Asbel Kiprop,
tested positive for the banned blood booster
Athletics Kenya (AK) Vice chairman Barnaba Korir
confirmed on Friday that Kiprop tested positive for
the banned substance which was discovered after a
drugs test in November.
in Nairobi, Korir said they had received a report
from the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit confirming
that the athlete failed his doping test.
statement from the AIU, an independent body that
manages all doping related matters for the IAAF,
also dismissed Kiprop’s allegations that his urine
samples might have been switched.
February 3, Kiprop was notified of the Adverse
Analytical Finding and on February 20, ‘B’ sample
analysis confirmed the findings.
was charged on March 16 with violations of the IAAF
Anti-Doping Rules and the matter is currently
proceeding before the independent IAAF Disciplinary
Tribunal,” the AIU said in a statement.
Thursday, Kiprop claimed his sample was switched by
testers. The AIU denied that there had been any foul
play concerning Kipro’s sample.
the integrity unit admitted that the doping control
assistant involved in testing Kiprop, provided the
athlete with advanced notice ahead of the testing.
extremely disappointing. The AIU has submitted to
the Tribunal that these actions may constitute a
departure from the requirements of the International
Standard for Testing and Investigations,” the AIU
said in a statement. The AIU maintains that that
would not have changed the outcome of the test.