Tergat calls for team work in fight against doping

ATHLETICS Tergat calls for team work in fight against doping

Abigael Wafula 16:00 - 28.03.2023

The NOC-K president expressed optimism in government and with Athletics Kenya's joint efforts in fighting the vice.

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) president Paul Tergat has emphasized the importance of all sports stakeholders locally and internationally working together in the promotion of integrity within our sporting system.

In reference to the doping menace that the country is currently battling, Tergat expressed optimism towards the recent efforts from the government in conjunction with Athletics Kenya (AK).

The two entities have collaborated with the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) with the hope of returning the country to running clean.

“This fight is for all of us to stand together and attack it from all fronts in all its manifestations and as NOCK, we are in full support of all initiatives to achieve fair play on the competition field”, Tergat observed.

The veteran was speaking while welcoming the AIU head, Brett Clothier who is in the country for a working tour with the athletics federation.

Tergat extended his appreciation to Clothier and the whole of AIU at large for the good work it is doing towards upholding best practices in the sport, especially on eradication of doping.

On his part, Clothier lauded the government and AK for putting in place initiatives to snip the problem in the bud.

The meeting was also attended by the AK Nairobi Region chairman Barnaba Korir and AK anti-doping head Charlotte Kurgoy.