Rio Olympics hit by new doping scandal


Widenews desk : Rio Olympics hit by new doping scandal.  President Uhuru Kenyatta,

in yellow jacket, with the Kenyan athletics team, including Rio Olympic

800m champion David Rudisha, circled left, and manager Michael Rotich, circled right.


The Rio Olympics have been plunged into a new doping scandal

after the Kenyan team’s track and field manager was secretly filmed

offering to protect cheating athletes from the drugs testing authorities.


Major Michael Rotich offered to provide advance warning of drugs tests to athletes in return

for a £10,000 bribe during a Sunday Times undercover investigation.


He had been expected to lead his team at the opening ceremony

in Rio on Friday but failed to turn up on the track after being

confronted over the allegations.

Last night Rotich was ordered to return to Kenya to face an investigation…


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