The IAAF has relentlessly promoted views that support its new policy, all while ignoring any criticism of it. Opposing views are good for debate, but the governing body has continuously contradicted itself and gone against the values it purports to hold dear.
It's not been a great week of PR for the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). Although, if you believe that there is no such thing as bad publicity, perhaps it's not so bad.
It might have another doping scandal on its hands after it was reported that former Olympic 1,500m champion, Asbel Kiprop, failed an out-of-competition drug test. Kiprop insists that he is clean, but it's yet another page in the ongoing saga of Kenyan athletics which was rated "non-compliant" by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) before being reinstated prior to the Rio Olympics.
Kenya's middle and long-distance success has been marred by doping cases involving a number of elite athletes over recent years, with estimates of positive tests sitting at around 50 in the past four years.
Despite this, the IAAF hasn't done much.
Instead, it has spent the last three years...
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Publish date : 2018-05-04 08:16:12