first_imgKenya, one of the leading nations when it comes to middleKenya, one of the leading nations when it comes to middle and long-distance running, is currently non-compliant with the WADA code.But unlike Russia, Niggli said he expected to see Kenyan athletes competing under their own flag in Rio.”The Kenyan National Anti-Doping Agency is currently non-compliant,” said Niggli who was previously WADAs legal director from 2001-2011 before serving as a partner in a Lausanne-based law firm.”But they are going through a process of changing their rules and need a final ratification by the president of their country.”When this is done they will regain compliance.”I think they will be in compliance. The Kenyan Olympic athletes have been submitted to a robust testing programme by the IAAF .”It is not just Olympic sports that are covered by WADA.In May, Sri Lankas Kusal Perera was cleared to return to competition by the International Cricket Council, having been provisionally suspended for some six months on the basis of what officials said was a botched doping analysis by a WADA-accredited laboratory in Qatar.Wicket-keeper/batsman Perera is now a member of the Sri Lanka squad for a one-day international series in England due to start Tuesday and Niggli, speaking at Londons Lords Cricket Ground, said: “These things are always complicated because the science is not easy.”But the lab made an assumption on the basis of a report which turned out not to be accurate and resulted in the reversal (of the ban).advertisement”We will look into it. Its unfortunate, but its rare we have these cases.” AFP AH AHlast_img read more