LONDON. – Kenya’s athletics team could be banned from the Rio Olympics if their federation is found to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, according to IAAF president Sebastian Coe.
Coe has confirmed he will severely punish any country guilty of attempting to cover up doping, after Kenya last week missed a deadline to prove to WADA they were doing enough to combat drug-taking.
“We know that a disproportionate amount of reputational damage is caused by a relatively few countries and we have to be much more proactive,” Coe told BT Sport’s the Clare Balding Show on Wednesday night.
“Yes, if it means pulling them out of World Championships or Olympic Games then we will have to do that.” – AFP.