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Kenya on brink of Wada non-compliance as deadline looms
Kenya is set to miss another World Anti-Doping Agency deadline, moving it closer to a possible Rio Olympics ban.
Wada’s compliance review committee meets in Montreal on Tuesday and is expected to recommend the East African country is declared non-compliant.
The organisation’s board is then expected to approve the move on 12 May.
As revealed by BBC Sport, Kenya failed to meet a deadline on 11 February to pass a law establishing a new national anti-doping agency.
Wada then placed it on a ‘watch-list’ of nations at risk of breaching its code and gave it until 5 April to show it was tackling cheating in sport.
Kenyan lawmakers have held a preliminary reading of a bill criminalising sports doping, but two further hearings and presidential assent are still required.
The country’s parliament went on a month-long recess last week without approving the legislation and extra funding, ensuring this latest deadline will be missed.
However, Wada has indicated it will still consider any information provided to its board before that 12 May meeting.
Spokesman Ben Nichols told BBC World Service Sport on Tuesday: “I am sure that if information is provided, that will still get reviewed and will be part and parcel of any subsequent decision made.READ MORE