Kenya faces threat of athletics ban for doping ‘crisis’

FILE - Kenyan athletes train together just after dawn on a dusty track in Kaptagat Forest in western Kenya, on Jan. 30, 2016. The threat of an imminent ban by track and field governing body World Athletics, which would likely have repercussions for a number of medal contenders at next year’s world championships and the 2024 Paris Olympics was conceded by the Kenyan sports ministry in a statement issued on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

DOHA, Qatar — Kenya faces the prospect of being banned from international athletics because of doping problems that have now reached “crisis” levels, according to authorities in the country.