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BY SAMSON MBII,5TH MAY 2018-It is a major blow to Kenya’s Athlete Asbel Kiprop after his urine sample tested positive for a banned substance recombinant erythropoietin (EPO).
“The AIU confirms that recombinant erythropoietin (“EPO”) was detected in a urine sample collected from Mr Kiprop on 27 November 2017. On 3 February 2018, Mr Kiprop was notified of the Adverse Analytical Finding and on 20 February 2018, Mr Kiprop was informed that the ‘B’ sample analysis had confirmed the Adverse Analytical Finding. On 16 March 2018, Mr Kiprop was charged with violations of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and the matter is currently proceeding before the independent IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.” the AIU statement read in part.
The athlete integrity unit however disagree with Asbel saying that they followed the correct procedures with regards. they sad that they confirmed that the substance was present.
The AIU claimed that Asbel Kiprop has made several allegations against them which they refuted as untrue. He said that they had failed to handle the matter confidentially as per the regulations during such proceedings.
It also said that all this information was sent to the athlete before being released anywhere .
They have since refuted allegations of soliciting cash from Kiprop before releasing the results of the test.