Rio 2016: Kenya removed from World Anti-Doping Agency's 'non-compliant' list

Emily Chebet
Two-time world cross-country world champion Emily Chebet is among the Kenyan athletes to have been banned for doping offences

Kenya has been removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of "non-compliant" countries.

Kenya twice failed to meet Wada's requests for anti-doping mechanisms to be put in place, with athletes facing special testing before the Rio Games.

Wada said new anti-doping legislation introduced by Kenya's parliament is "now deemed to be in line" with the 2015 World Anti-Doping code.

A provisional suspension for Kenya's anti-doping agency was also lifted.

More than 40 Kenyan track-and-field athletes have failed doping tests and been banned since 2011.

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