Athletics-Former Olympic champion Kiprop gets four-year doping ban

Asbel Kiprop of Kenya celebrates his victory in the men's 1500m event at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meet, in Doha, Qatar May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari

(Reuters) – Kenya’s former Olympic 1500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop has been handed a four-year ban for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Saturday. The 29-year-old, who also won three world championship golds, tested positive for the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) in November 2017. Kiprop had argued his urine sample, which was […]

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