Athletes accuse federation of abandoning them in hour of need

An athlete poses for a picture as she takes part in a parade during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Some Team Kenya athletes sneaked into the country from Rio Brazil in protest against the National Olympic Committee of Kenya officials. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The athletes say NOCK officials failed to listen to their grievances right from the time of trials and residential training in Eldoret and Rio.
  • NOCK mess started when they were forced to attend the trials in Eldoret despite their protest.
  • Other athletes declined to go to Milele Hotel where they had been booked before they can travel to other destinations.

Some Team Kenya athletes decided to sneak into the country from Rio Brazil in protest against the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) officials.

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