NOC-K President Paul Tergat has reiterated the importance for all sports stakeholders locally and internationally to work in tandem in the promotion of integrity within our sporting system.
In reference to the doping menace that the country is battling with, the NOCK supremo was optimistic that recent efforts from the Government in conjunction with Athletics Kenya to collaborate very closely with the AIU was bound to bear fruit and return the country to its former athletics glory.
While welcoming the AIU Head, Mr. Brett Clothier who’s in the country for a working tour with AK, Tergat extended his appreciation to the World Athletics Integrity unit body for the good work AIU it is doing towards upholding best practices in the sport, especially on eradication of doping. He said the decision to work jointly towards the goal of integrity in sports demonstrated AIU as a friend of Kenya.
“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.
Mr. Brett expressed AIU gratitude of the Kenyan authorities’ evident initiatives to nab the problem in the bud, including the government’s additional USD 5M budgetary investment to support the fight against doping.
The breakfast meeting was also attended by the Athletics Kenya Chairman of anti doping and Executive Member, Barnaba Korir and Charlotte Kurgoy, who heads anti doping at AK.