Team Kenya grapples with fresh doping scandal

Kenyan Olympic athletics team manager Maj (rtd) Michael Rotich, who was recalled from Rio, Brazil, after allegedly demanding money to provide warnings about doping tests. He is being detained at the Gigiri Police Station. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Top National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) officials have remained tight-lipped on the ejection of athletics team manager Major (rtd) Michael Rotich following allegations that he offered to protect cheating athletes in exchange for money.
  • Reports in British paper, Sunday Times, and German broadcaster ARD claim that Rotich was recorded on camera negotiating for payment with undercover British journalists posing as coaches.



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