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Rio Olympics 2016: Kenyan coach John Anzrah sent home after posing as athlete

Kenya coach John Anzrah was allegedly carrying 800m runner Ferguson Rotich's (above) accreditation (Image credit: Getty Images)

A Kenyan athletics coach has been sent home from Rio after posing as an athlete and giving a urine sample. Kenya said sprint coach John Anzrah “presented himself” as 800m medal hope Ferguson Rotich and “even signed the documents” for the doping test. “We cannot tolerate such behaviour,” said Kip Keino, chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya. Rotich, ...

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IAAF suspend Kenyan body’s chief executive

Isaac Mwangi said the corruption claims against him are "unsubstantiated" (Image credit: AP)

The IAAF has provisionally suspended the chief executive of Athletics Kenya amid allegations he asked athletes for bribes to reduce doping bans. The governing body for athletics said it took the decision concerning Isaac Mwangi “in the interests of the integrity of the sport”. Meanwhile, Kenya has been given until 5 April to show it complies with the World Anti-Doping ...

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Kenya runner Wilson Kipsang anger at agent suspensions

Wilson Kipsang is the president of the Professional Athletes Association of Kenya (Image credit: AFP)

Reigning London marathon champion Wilson Kipsang has hit out at Kenya’s athletics authority for suspending his foreign agent without informing him. He told the BBC that Athletics Kenya (AK) was “fighting with fire”. Two leading sports agencies have been suspended for six months by AK. AK’s chief executive Isaac Mwangi said the suspension of the agency Rosa & Associates’ related ...

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Mr. Fix It: Nyantakyi returns after Kenyan football talks

GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

President of the Ghana Football Association and the FIFA-appointed mediator for the Kenyan football crisis, Kwesi Nyantakyi, says it is important to let legal statutes guide discussions on the current impasse in Kenya. The nation has seen the establishment of rival leagues by the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Football Kenya Football (FKF) and that has left fans in a ...

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To the rescue: FIFA use Nyantakyi to solve Kenyan league crisis


President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been named as mediator by FIFA to help resolve the current impasse in Kenyan football following the organisation of rival league with conflicting competitions. The global footballing body has been observing the happenings in the country as it was involved in talks between the KPL and FKF over a proposed expansion ...

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Athletics: Jeptoo banned for 2 years for failing dope test


Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, has been banned from for two years after failing a drugs test, Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Friday. The biggest doping scandal to hit the East African country in recent years, Jeptoo’s case has focussed attention on Kenyan athletes who are among the world’s best middle and long distance runners ...

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