Kenyan coach posed as athlete for drug test, sent home from Olympics

Thursday August 11th, 2016

Kenyan sprint coach John Anzrah has been sent home from the Olympics after posing as an athlete to take a drug test, according to multiple reports.

Anzrah is now the second Kenyan official to be banned from the games after he took the place of an unnamed athlete to give a urine sample. According to The Telegraph, officers discovered his face didn’t match the photo on his credential.

Kenyan track and field manager Michael Rotich was sent home earlier this week after allegations of bribery. He allegedly wanted money to give athletes tips about when drug tests were happening.

More than 40 of Kenya's track athletes have failed doping tests and been banned since 2011, according to The Telegraph. The country was removed from WADA’s non-compliant list on Friday.

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