Get to bottom of Olympics debacle, coach Kirwa calls

Team Kenya athletics head coach Julius Kirwa on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from the Rio Olympic Games on Friday. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kirwa said although Kenya gave their best show at the Olympics, winning 13 medals, they could have done better if athletes and coaches were treated with dignity.
  • He said it was wrong to send sprinters to the Games without their coaches.
  • He said 200m sprinter Carvin Nkanata’s accreditation at the last minute put the National Olympic Committee of Kenya on the spot.
  • Kirwa said Kenya’s poor performance in the men’s 5,000m and women’s 800m need to be addressed.

Team Kenya athletics head coach Julius Kirwa wants the managerial fiasco at the just-concluded Rio Olympic Games addressed conclusively.


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