@DailyNation

Kiprop 'gives up fight' to clear name in doping scandal

1 weeks ago, 12:01

By: Afp

Three-time World champion and 2008 Olympic 1,500m gold medallist Asbel Kiprop said Thursday he would not defend himself against accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Kenyan runner faces a potentially career-ending four-year ban after testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO in an out-of-competition test last November.

He had vowed to clear his name before an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) disciplinary panel in London on June 28.

While continuing to insist on his innocence, Kiprop on Thursday said he would not fight the charges, blaming lack of financial and other support.

"There is no point in putting up the fight to clear my name without the support of my managers, my federation and the government behind me," Kiprop said.

"I am totally innocent. It's unjust."

The 28-year-old runner said he could not afford the legal costs of defending himself and feared the damage to his credibility by the positive test could not be undone.

"I am financially weak to challenge my accuser, the IAAF," Kiprop said.

"I have always worked hard to bring out the best in me, for the sport and myself. I'm left, not to admit doping, but to fall, a victim of my accusers."

"AK has no mandate whatsoever to test or get samples from athletes."


Read More


Category: topnews news sports

Suggested

7 minutes
@AfricaNews - By: Daniel Mumbere
[Live] Day 9 at 2018 WC: Neymar's Brazil, Nigeria have a chance to redeem themselves | Africanews

In Group D, Nigeria takes on Iceland in a clash that could determine chances of qualification for both teams, in addition to Messi's Argentina. Action resumes in Group E where Brazil take on Costa Ric ...

Category: africa topnews news
1 hours ago, 11:08
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Drunk cop leads county officials to Kiambu store, liquor impounded

Liquor from a store in Kiambu impounded after police officer comes to security meeting drunk. ...

Category: topnews news
15 minutes
@TheStar - By: George Murage
Drama as EACC officers arrest Naivasha traffic cops for taking bribes

There was drama along Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Thursday evening when EACC officers arrested three traffic police caught taking bribes from motorists.Two of the officers, who had run into nearby bushe ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 10:55
@DailyNation - By: Elvis Ondieki
Revealed: Why FlySax plane changed route before crash

Probe reveals condition of the aircraft before fatal crash. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 10:26
@StandardMedia - By: Moses Njagih
MPs renew attack on Judiciary ‘over constant meddling’

Stop the constant meddling in our role, MPs tell Judiciary ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 09:56
@CITIZENTV - By: Aly Abich
250 Homa Bay ex-councillors demand Ksh.2M sendoff package

Former councillors from Homa Bay file a petition seeking to compel the county government to pay them Ksh.2million each. ...

Category: topnews news

@DailyNation

Kiprop 'gives up fight' to clear name in doping scandal

1 weeks ago, 12:01

By: Afp

Three-time World champion and 2008 Olympic 1,500m gold medallist Asbel Kiprop said Thursday he would not defend himself against accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Kenyan runner faces a potentially career-ending four-year ban after testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO in an out-of-competition test last November.

He had vowed to clear his name before an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) disciplinary panel in London on June 28.

While continuing to insist on his innocence, Kiprop on Thursday said he would not fight the charges, blaming lack of financial and other support.

"There is no point in putting up the fight to clear my name without the support of my managers, my federation and the government behind me," Kiprop said.

"I am totally innocent. It's unjust."

The 28-year-old runner said he could not afford the legal costs of defending himself and feared the damage to his credibility by the positive test could not be undone.

"I am financially weak to challenge my accuser, the IAAF," Kiprop said.

"I have always worked hard to bring out the best in me, for the sport and myself. I'm left, not to admit doping, but to fall, a victim of my accusers."

"AK has no mandate whatsoever to test or get samples from athletes."


Read More

Category: topnews news sports

Suggested

7 minutes
@AfricaNews - By: Daniel Mumbere
[Live] Day 9 at 2018 WC: Neymar's Brazil, Nigeria have a chance to redeem themselves | Africanews

In Group D, Nigeria takes on Iceland in a clash that could determine chances of qualification for both teams, in addition to Messi's Argentina. Action resumes in Group E where Brazil take on Costa Ric ...

Category: africa topnews news
1 hours ago, 11:08
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Drunk cop leads county officials to Kiambu store, liquor impounded

Liquor from a store in Kiambu impounded after police officer comes to security meeting drunk. ...

Category: topnews news
15 minutes
@TheStar - By: George Murage
Drama as EACC officers arrest Naivasha traffic cops for taking bribes

There was drama along Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Thursday evening when EACC officers arrested three traffic police caught taking bribes from motorists.Two of the officers, who had run into nearby bushe ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 10:55
@DailyNation - By: Elvis Ondieki
Revealed: Why FlySax plane changed route before crash

Probe reveals condition of the aircraft before fatal crash. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 10:26
@StandardMedia - By: Moses Njagih
MPs renew attack on Judiciary ‘over constant meddling’

Stop the constant meddling in our role, MPs tell Judiciary ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 09:56
@CITIZENTV - By: Aly Abich
250 Homa Bay ex-councillors demand Ksh.2M sendoff package

Former councillors from Homa Bay file a petition seeking to compel the county government to pay them Ksh.2million each. ...

Category: topnews news
Our App