Sample collection (also known as doping control) is an essential part of promoting and protecting doping-free sport. It is the process to detect and/or deter the use of a prohibited substance, or prohibited method, by an athlete.
Athletes must comply with a valid request by Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) officials for testing; if they refuse to comply an athlete may face sanctions. The penalty for refusing to provide a sample upon a valid request may be the same as providing a sample that contains a prohibited substance.
Our doping control program complies with the World Anti Doping Code, the International Standard for Testing and Investigation, and The Anti-Doping Act, 2016 of Kenya.
The test can be either in-competition or out-of-competition such as at an athlete’s training venue or home. Almost all of the testing is carried out with no-advance notice. The test can involve the collection of urine, blood or both.