Sevens steroid supplements given to fast improving Kenya team
Via stuff.co.nz Steroids have been found in supplements given to players on Kenya’s fast-improving rugby sevens team, according to a report that calls for disciplinary proceedings against head coach Paul Treu and five members of his staff. The report by a task force set up by the African nation’s government to investigate allegations of doping in Kenyan sport said there were ”strong suggestions” that Treu of South Africa and his assistants have violated anti-doping rules after introducing the supplements to players. There was ”a concoction they (the coaches) gave players to drink at the beginning and end of training,” Moni Wekesa, the chairman of the task force that investigated, said.
The report said the Kenyan players would stop taking the supplement a few days before competing.
Wekesa said that tests performed on the supplements in January were positive for steroids, and the Kenya Rugby Union was immediately informed. The KRU then handed over all the supplements and stopped giving them to players, Wekesa said.
The report said that Treu, who coached South Africa to the IRB Sevens Series title in 2009 and joined Kenya’s team as head coach last year, introduced new supplements to the team after arriving. Read More>>