The International Association of Athletics Federation IAAF, had banned 28 athletes as a way of discouraging doping.
The International Association of Athletics Federation IAAF had banned 28 athlete involved in doping cases.
Doping entails taking some performance enhancement drugs to outwit one’s opponent in a competition.
The IAAF dished out this disciplinary measure after they retested samples from 2005 and 2007 world champions. The IAAF used a new technology to detect traces of drug intake that previous technologies could not detect.
The Reuter reporters alleged that a large number of the 28 athletes that were ban are from Eastern Europe, including Russia.
But the International Association of Athletics Federation IAAF is yet to publicly name the banned athletes due to legal processes. The IAAF alleged that:
A large majority of the 28 are retired, some are athletes who have already been sanctioned, and only very few remain active in sport.
The IAAF is provisionally suspending them and can confirm that none of the athletes concerned will be competing (at the world championships) in Beijing.
The athletics regulatory body has called on athletes to refrain from doping. The body has also promised stiffer sanctions for athletes caught disobeying. The International Association of Athletics Federation IAAF instead admonished athletes to embrace intensive training in preparation for the competition.