Kenya has until April 5 to fall in line with doping rules

BY foxsports • February 23, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) The World Anti-Doping Agency says Kenya has until April 5 to fall in line with global anti-doping rules.

WADA says draft regulations submitted recently by Kenya's new anti-doping agency do not comply with its code.

Kenya already missed one deadline this month to pass anti-doping legislation and provide funding to the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya.

The country will now be assessed by WADA's independent compliance review committee on April 5. That committee will make a recommendation to WADA's board at its meeting on May 12.

If Kenya is declared non-compliant, its track and field athletes could be banned from competing at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. IAAF President Sebastian Coe has said the sport would consider suspending Kenya if it is in breach of anti-doping rules.