Kipchoge Keino: Government is to blame for Rio Olympics debacle

Eritrea's Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, US Galen Rupp and Kenya's Wesley Kipchumba Korir run during the Men's Marathon athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Korir is still stranded in Rio. PHOTO | ADRIAN DENNIS |

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  • Keino, 76, added that his team would challenge Wario’s version of events when they meet the probe team established to investigate their conduct.
  • The athletics legend also denied that NOC-K officials were living large in Rio at the expense of the athletes, coaches and other officials.
  • Keino’s rebuttal came barely hours after a number of stranded Kenyan athletes and officials were forced to lodge in pathetic conditions in Brazil on Wednesday.
  • The remaining athletes are 800m bronze medallist Margaret Nyairera, race walkers, boxers, Stanley Biwott and female sprinters.

Embattled National Olympic Committee of Kenya chairman Kipchoge Keino has said they will challenge Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario’s decision to disband the body.

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