Uganda Parliament opens athletics sex abuse probe

Ugandan Moses Kipsiro celebrates his win in the Men's 5000m Final of the XIX Commonwealth games on October, 6 2010 in New Delhi. The scandal broke after he went public and relayed complaints from his female teammates. PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST / FILE /

What you need to know:

  • The scandal broke after Moses Kipsiro, a Commonwealth double gold medallist and one of Uganda's top distance runners, went public and relayed complaints from his female teammates.
  • He said the accused coach, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told some of the women runners that they had to have sex to perform better on the grounds that "if a woman's private parts are wide, their legs move easily."

Kampala, Tuesday

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