NAIROBI Cheap Air Max 270 Blue , May 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's doping controversy got murkier Thursday when a ministerial probe committee confirmed that the vice is practised beyond track and field.
Rugby and football, the two other sports with huge following in the country, have their athletes engaged in the vice and Moni Wekesa, the Chairman of the Probe Committee, has asked the government to rein in and address the issue.
""After the three months work across the country Cheap Air Max 270 Black , we found out that rugby players have been using food supplements laced with banned substances. It is normal in their practice,"" he said.
""We talked to a number of footballers and were shocked that most of them take bhang (cannabis sativa). It is not just the players but coaches as well. There are no strong structures and information to address the vice. It is why we have no tests carried out on this players and they easily get away with it,"" he said.
Kenya's Sports Minister Hassan Wario, appointed the committee in November to carry out investigation after World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said the vice is widespread in Kenya.
""We will implement the report as soon as possible. I want there to be broader awareness in sports circles. Reports that our athletes were using drugs were beginning to paint the country negatively. This will help us deal with this matter,"" The minister said.
WADA officials came to Kenya to try to speed up investigations into doping. They met Hassan Wario Cheap Air Max 270 White , and the members of a 12-member special taskforce that was appointed by the government to investigate allegations of widespread doping among Kenyan athletes.
The taskforce submitted their report to the government on Thursday. Wekesa also revealed that the committee widened their scope to focus on football and rugby together with athletics so as to get to the bottom of the problem.
Only one Kenyan footballer Philip Opiyo has been banned for taking bhang. This was in 2006 when he was playing in South Africa.
The committee said Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) officials admitted to giving national team players food supplements laced with banned substances.
Kenya Sevens team is currently in London for the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Series this weekend.
""KRU officials were co-operative and agreed to stop it. They even handed over the supplements and we plan to destroy the same,"" said Wekesa.
The task force however, found leniency with track and field, the country's golden goose in international championships.
""Track and field athletes caught in the vice did not do it deliberately. Some were sick and took medicine, which ended up being laced with banned substance. However Cheap Air Max 270 , there are some who did it deliberately,"" said Wekesa. Since 2009, Kenya has had 32 athletes banned.
Back in 2004, Kenya's David Munyasia, a boxer Nike Air Max 270 Teal , was the first athlete to be found in violation of International Olympic Committee anti-doping rules at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
The IOC announced that Munyasia, a bantamweight, had tested positive for cathine on Aug. 6.
Four times the allowed limit of 5 micrograms per millilitre was found to be present in Munyasia's urine. He was immediately barred from participating in the Games.
Munyasia confessed he was regular user of miraa (qat), a popular stimulant in Kenya.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande could launch a bid to sign former Brazil striker Fred in what would represent one of the biggest coups in the history of the Chinese Super League.
The 31-year-old is reportedly disillusioned at Fluminense and has made public his willingness to leave the Brazilian club.
According to local news portal Uol Nike Air Max 270 Colorways , Fred is a target of Evergrande football director Marcello Lippi, who is currently on a scouting mission for new players in the South American country.
It is understood the Chinese club is open to matching Fred's Fluminense salary of 350,000 US dollars a month.
""The No. 9 is prepared to leave Fluminense because the club has decided they no longer want him,"" Uol said, adding that Evergrande would have to accept Fred's six million-euro buyout clause.
Fred's discontent at the Rio de Janeiro outfit has been augmented by the fact he is owed almost two years of image rights.
He also blames ""political forces"" within the club for orchestrating a fan protest last week that called for his axing from the first team.
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The former Lyon forward, who retired from international football after Brazil's 7-1 World Cup semifinal loss to Germany in July, has responded in the way he knows best - with a glut of goals.
A brace in his team's 5-2 victory over Corinthians on Sunday saw him vault to the top of Brazil's Serie A scoring charts with 17 goals this season.
It is understood Guangzhou have used their former star Conca - now Fred's teac
Conca enjoyed idol status during his two and a half years with Evergrande before he returned to Fluminense, his former club, in January.
There has even been speculation that Conca himself might return to China after Lippi was seen talking with the Argentine last week.
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According to sources close to Guangzhou Evergrande, Lippi's Brazilian wish-list also includes former Selecao striker Leandro Damiao, Parana Clube attacker Thiaguinho and Fluminense quartet Jean, Cicero, Henrique and Bruno.
Guangzhou's squad currently boasts two Brazilians - midfielder Rene Junior and forward Elkeson.
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