Kenyan athletics manager Michael Rotich recalled from Rio after doping bribe report

The manager of the Kenyan Olympic athletics team Michael Rotich (2nd left) during a visit at Naiberi Campsite and Resort in Uasin Gishu County on July 27, 2016, where the Olympics marathon team was camping for their training. Rotich has been recalled from the Rio Games after an investigation alleged he demanded money to give warnings about doping tests, a media report said. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Rotich introduced reporters purporting to be the coach and an agent of athletes to Paul and Liz Scott, who are official anti-doping testers in Kenya.
  • The retired school teacher work for a Swedish-based company which has the IAAF contract for dope testing in Kenya.
  • Rotich reportedly told a Sunday Times reporter he would try to work out the easiest way the purported coach's athletes could avoid being tested.
  • When confronted by the Sunday Times, Rotich claimed he had gone along with the plan as he was investigating Mwangi and the reporter.



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