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iNADO Statement on Anti-Doping Kenya's Efforts
Despite the large number of athletes from Kenya suspended for Anti-Doping Rule Violations in the sport of Athletics, the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) would like to acknowledge the ongoing anti-doping efforts of the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).
ADAK conducts extensive education activities, including online education, seminars and outreach, as part of a comprehensive education program to prevent doping. The organization engages in collaboration agreements to further clean sport with National Governing Bodies, Education and Research Institutions, and Event Organizers.
Further for some years, it has been conducting a Code-compliant testing program. In addition to the athletes serving suspensions issued by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), many athletes are serving suspensions issued by the ADAK. The organizations commitment and willingness to prevent, detect and sanction doping is evidence of an anti-doping program which prioritizes clean sport in a country with outstanding sporting potential and disadvantageous socio-economic conditions for athletes.
One of the strategic priorities of iNADO is improving practice everywhere. In this regard, iNADO is confident that the additional funding commitment of $25 million over five years from the Kenyan Government will allow the anti-doping movement and ADAK to continue to strengthen its anti-doping practice and maintain its commitment to no tolerance for doping in sport.