Kenyan athletics team boss Rotich suspended by IAAF

 13 Aug 2016 - 0:00

Kenyan athletics team boss Rotich suspended by IAAF
Kenyan Olympics Athletics Manager Michael Rotich appears at Nairobi Court on August 10, 2016 over allegations he demanded bribes to warn athletes of impeding doping tests. The official, who was the Kenya track and field team manager at the Rio Olympics, will spend a month in police custody during investigation, as the Sunday Times newspaper and German television channel ARD filmed him allegedly demanding 10,000 pounds ($13,000, 11,800 euros) for agreeing to give a warning when doping tests would be carried out.He was arrested upon arrival from Brazil on August 9. AFP


RIO DE JANEIRO: Kenya's athletics manager Michael Rotich has been suspended by the IAAF's ethics commission, the governing body said on Friday, following allegations of corrupt practices surrounding anti-doping.

Rotich was sent home to Kenya last week after allegations in Britain's Sunday Times that he had requested money to let undercover journalists, posing as athlete representatives, know when drugs testers would call. Rotich has denied any wrongdoing.

(Editing by Alison Williams)