Doping Control - Cooperation Norway/Kenya
Anti-Doping Norway recently conducted doping controls in Kenya on behalf of the IAAF.
The task was carried out in cooperation with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) and the Regional Anti-Doping (RADO) Organization in East Africa.
Anti-Doping Norway and China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) are assisting Kenya in developing the newly established ADAK. The first project meeting took place in Oslo in June 2015, and the meeting was also attended by WADA and IAAF.
In July, Anti-Doping Norway provided several Doping Control Officers (DCOs) in Kenya in a joint mission that included representatives from ADAK and the RADO. On behalf of IAAF, doping controls were conducted on a number of athletes. The tests includedboth urine and blood samples.
"It is important that such a cooperation occurs on anoperational level. We had four DCOs in Kenya who trained local staff. In addition, we collaborated on the implementation of doping controls on Kenyan athletes who are preparing for the World Championships in Athletics, says Anti-Doping Norway CEO," Anders Solheim.
"In our efforts to protect clean sport, it is crucial to develop efficient national Anti-Doping organizations. Anti-Doping Norway is grateful for the opportunity to contribute with our experience and knowledge," says Mr. Solheim .
In addition to the project in Kenya, Anti-Doping Norway recently entered into a cooperation with Turkey, and will contribute in developing an Anti-Doping Organization in the country.
The IOC has also requested assistance from Anti-Doping Norway in regards to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year.
Publisert: 17.08.15 - Oppdatert: 20.01.16