×

• CAS Doubles Doping Ban Against Jeptoo

Article source:


A two year doping ban against Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been doubled by the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) on Wednesday. 

Two years ago Jeptoo failed an out of competition test for EPO in Kenya.  The Kenyan Athletics banned the athlete for two years. However the World Track and Field governing body (IAAF) appealed her case to the CAS asking to double her ban. 

On Wednesday, just few days before the end of Jeptoo's original ban, CAS ruled to extend her ban for two more years due to aggravating circumstances including Jeptoo's "deceptive and obstructive" behaviour. The 33-year-old Jeptoo will have to pay IAAF $15 000/13 850euros.  The CAS ruling also forfeits Jeptoo's 2014 Chicago and Bosotn marathon titles. 

"The panel found to its comfortable satisfaction that the athlete used EPO over a period of time to enhance performance,"CAS said in a statement.

"The athlete provided various differing accounts of the circumstances leading up to the injection and also regarding her relationship with that doctor."

Jeptoo claimed that the illegal substance may have been prescribed at a local hospital after a road accident. 



World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualification Period Until December 1 07 April 2020
World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualification Period Until December 1
Track and field governing body, World Athletics, announced on Tuesday the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is suspended effective from 6 April 2020...
World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022 30 March 2020
World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022
  The World Athletics announced on Monday it will postpone Oregon 2021 World Championships for one year. The World Athletics said it is working with the Oregon...
International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics 30 March 2020
International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday new dates for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympics. The Tokyo Olympics will start July 24,...
2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year 24 March 2020
2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday...
Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna 24 March 2020
Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna
Several World-class results were achieved during the 2020 Copa Cuba that took place last weekend in Havanna. No spectators were allowed to enter the Pan-American Stadium in...
World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield 21 March 2020
World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield
Athletics Australia revield the course for the 2021 World Athletics Cross Country champioships. Bathurst a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia will host...
Latest Videos
Past Headlines Latest Results Upcoming Events
Watch Athletics
©2020 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.