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Kenyan athletes run during a training session in Iten in the Rift Valley, 329 kms north of Nairobi, on January 13, 2016.
The scandal gripping athletics promises to worsen with the publication of a second explosive report on January 14 targeting corrupt "scumbags" and a leaked blood database that could have worldwide ramifications for track and field. The second report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent commission is understood to include shocking revelations of endemic corruption within IAAF and leading athletics federations other than Russia, such as track powerhouses Kenya. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)
Kenyan athletes run during a training session in Iten in the Rift Valley, 329 kms north of Nairobi, on January 13, 2016. The scandal gripping athletics promises to worsen with the publication of a second explosive report on January 14 targeting corrupt "scumbags" and a leaked blood database that could have worldwide ramifications for track and field. The second report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent commission is understood to include shocking revelations of endemic corruption within IAAF and leading athletics federations other than Russia, such as track powerhouses Kenya. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)
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Athletes from Russia and Kenya are in danger of missing the Summer Olympics because of performance enhancing drug use or the failure to prevent it. Russia's track and field team is currently banned from international competition. The sport's governing body meets next month to determine whether or not that suspension will remain in place.

In the meantime, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has found Kenya's anti-doping program to be in non-compliance, raising doubt on whether the country's athletes can run in Rio. Alex Capstick of the BBC joins us.

Guest

  • Alex Capstick, BBC sports news reporter. He tweets @Cappo61.

This segment aired on May 16, 2016.

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