Kenyan doping: Why positive tests are the start of the solution
July 20, 2023
Athletics’ extensive history of doping scandals is pockmarked by different nations: East Germany’s formalised system of the 1970s and 80s, Soviet field athletes during the late Cold War, Chinese long-distance runners that formed Ma’s Army in the 1990s, and Russia’s state-sponsored regime that so sullied London 2012, to name a few.
But the latest spate of positive drug tests to blight the sport comes from a country that, to the outside world, appeared to have married the perfect blend of nature and nurture to become a distance-running powerhouse. BBC