Blatter quits IOC
these checks for us are even more frequent. Doping problems are faced by all - Russia, America and France.
“This scandal has no relation to Russia. It concerns the world athletic system.”
According to the Sunday Times, Kenya had 18 medals won by suspicious athletes but Athletics Kenya have described the report as libellous.
A statement read: “The timing of the libellous report contained in almost half of the 55-minute documentary which alleges widespread systematic doping in Kenya is extremely suspect and ill-motivated, coming on the day we selected our team for the IAAF World Championships (starting on 22 August).
“The federation always welcomes any information which would help fight the vice of doping.
“But we cannot fail to point out that the documentary is an attempt to smear our runners with unwarranted suspicion as they prepare to undertake duty for their country in Beijing.
“On claims of financial impropriety on our top leadership, past and present, we have instructed our legal team to study the documentary with a view of bringing legal action against the TV station and the author.”
–– BBC SWINDON — Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed new signing Christian Benteke ( pictured) after his wonder goal set the Premier League giants on their way to victory at third-tier Swindon Town in their final pre-season friendly on Sunday.
The Belgian international - a £32.5 million arrival from topflight rivals Aston Villa last month - scored a spectacular 20yard volley just after half-time as Liverpool triumphed 2-1 at the County Ground.
“Christian’s goal was incredible, whether it was a pre-season friendly or in a league or cup game. It was wonderful technique from the big guy. The other guys started to get some minutes under their belt; (Roberto) Firmino, Emre Can, boys that have come back a bit later. It was pleasing all round,” beamed Rodgers.
“It finished off our pre-season preparations - a number of guys needed a game today. It was a really good exercise.”
Swindon - who missed out on promotion to the Championship last season after a 4-0 defeat to Preston North End in the League One play-off final - matched a strong Liverpool side in an evenly contested first half, before Liverpool went in front three minutes after the break.
After neat build-up play, the ball popped up to Benteke, who controlled on his chest before rifling an unstoppable volley past Swindon ‘ keeper Lawrence Vigouroux. Swindon responded and stunned Liverpool just after the hour mark.
Former Tottenham striker John Obika picked up a pass on the right hand side of the penalty area before cutting inside and finishing past visiting ‘ keeper Adam Bogdan. — AFP
Russian quartet Tatyana Tomashova, Olga Yegorova, Yuliya Fomenko and Yelena Soboleva finished in the top five at the 1500m at the 2005 Worlds. All later served doping bans