Kenya launches first ever anti-doping online program

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Kenyan athletes urged to lead in fight against doping

A decision on whether to resume sporting activities in the country or not will be determined Monday next week.

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Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed says she will make the announcement after she receives a report from a task force that is working on the process.

Sporting activities within the country were suspended since March when the outbreak of coronavirus was reported in Kenya.

However, plans to resume the activities have been ongoing after the Cabinet appointed members of an advisory Committee on the resumption of the activities.

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Anti-Doping Agency e-learning

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Amina was speaking during the launch of Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya e-learning that is geared towards enhancing the efforts of fighting doping in the country.

The programme targets sportsmen and women from the ages of 14 which becomes the first-ever programme to have been initiated in the African Continent.

Sportsmen and women will be required to sign up to access online training and tests in three different modules.

This is a first within the African continent as Kenya sets the pace by being the first African country to develop and launch a portal based anti-doping education e-learning program.

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This is with no doubt an outstanding achievement for the country and a boost in the fight against doping in sports. Knowledge, tools and resources contained in the e-learning program primarily targets athletes and athletes’ support personnel.

The information will also be useful to all stakeholders involved in the fight against doping in sports.

The online-based program contains content that is customised to address the needs and challenges faced by our Kenyan athletes and athletes’ support personnel.

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A total of no questions are available through the portal based e-learning program and are packaged into various modules.

Athletes will be required to complete three modules that consist of nine topics while athletes’ support personnel will be required to complete four modules consisting of twelve topics.

Upon completion and successfully attaining a pass mark of 80 per cent they will be able to download a valid and verifiable completion certificate.

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