ATHLETICS COACHES TO REGISTER WITH THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Local and foreign athletics coaches in Nandi county have been urged to register with the county department of Sports or risk being banned from operating in the county. This is in a bid to fight the doping menace.
The county government of Nandi in collaboration with Athletics Kenya are determined to weed out the doping menace that’s threatening the future of our athletes.
Over the past three years, the number of Kenyan athletes banned for using steroids has been on the rise.
“We want to prepare a database of all coaches operating in Nandi. We need to know who they are and where they come from and their activities,” said Sports Chief Officer Kennedy Tanui.
Among the requirements to be submitted are the Curriculum Vitae, relevant certificates, copy of identity cards/passport and passport size photo.
The main reason for registering them is to keep track of the athletes progress and protect them from impostors who later lure them into doping which has costed many their titles and careers.
Athletes are also urged to be in camps. This will enable the county to impose penalties on the camps which their athletes will be found to have doped. The coaches and managers who were drawn from central rift which comprises of Nandi, Elgeyo marakwet and Uasin Gishu expressed their support in this fight.
Present at the meeting was the chief officer sports Kennedy Tanui and Athletics Kenya North Rift region Abraham Mutai and other officials.