Kyiv: The Independent Athletics Integrity Unit Commission has published a classification of countries according to the risk of doping.
According to the rating, Ukraine, Belarus, Kenya, Ethiopia and Bahrain were in “Group A”, where there is a high risk of doping by athletes.
Athletes from these countries are required to undergo regular doping control of ten months before the competition, otherwise they will not be allowed to participate.
Next, “Group B” includes sports associations of Germany and another 56 countries of the world with a low risk of using illicit drugs.
The "group C" includes 155 countries whose athletes have a low probability of participating in international sports competitions.
It was noted that Russia, which is still excluded from the competition, was not included in any of the categories.
As previously reported, the Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina won a victory in the WTA Finals, which was held in Singapore.