Amao gets Okpekpe role

organisers  of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have named  Dr. Akinwunmi Amao as the chief anti-doping officer for the  race scheduled to hold in Okpekpe in Edo State on May 13.

The former head of the Medical Unit of the Federal Ministry of Sports was in-charge of the doping control of the race last year and has been retained for this year’s event.

“We are delighted to announce that Dr. Akin Amao will continue to serve as the head of the anti-doping unit for the race,” spokesman for the race Dare Esan said on Sunday.

“Doping issues are taking very seriously by the (IAAF) following damaging revelations that have greeted athletics in the last four years and the Okpekpe race is one of the prestigious road races the (IAAF) have considered as an international competition in accordance with the (IAAF) Anti-doping rule 35.9.”



Jibril .O