Running great Gebrselassie laments "lack of seriousness" around doping
15 August 2016, 13:54
Rio De Janeiro (Reuters) - Long-distance running great Haile Gebrselassie condemned a recent spate of
doping incidents in sport, after a Kenyan track coach was caught trying to take
a drug test for one of his athletes.
Sprint coach John Anzrah was sent home last Thursday after
wearing the accreditation of 800 meters runner Ferguson Rotich and giving a
urine sample in a doping test. He now faces possible criminal charges back
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Gebrselassie of Ethiopia
lamented the failure of authorities to crack down.
"I don't understand," Gebrselassie told Reuters,
pointing to "a lack of seriousness" surrounding the issue of banned
Gebrselassie also acknowledged that the sophistication of
doping programmes has made it increasingly difficult to uncover abusers within
"The doping issue, it become more complicated -- the
tactic, the way they cover it up," Gebrselassie said.