Competitors from Kenya or Russia to be in the olympics will need to be evaluated against doping

Sports | Wednesday 22 Jun 2016 10:32 pm
Any competitor from Kenya or Russia wishing to take part in the Rio De Janeiro Olympics will need to be individually evaluated against doping and declared eligible by their sport's international federation. The special measure is being introduced because of the unsatisfactory state of anti-doping bodies here in Kenya and also in Russia. Russian track and field athletes remain suspended from Rio after the IOC offered "respect, approval and support" for a blanket ban on them by world athletics' governing body - for systematic doping. But Bach, speaking at the end of a doping summit, gave a limited number of the Russian athletes saying that any Russian athlete cleared by the World Athletics Body IAAF or the court of arbitration for sport as clean and eligible would compete under the Russian flag.