Kenyan athletics team manager in Rio 2016 banned for 10 years over corruption

Michael Rotich

Michael Rotich

Michael Rotich, Kenya's athletics team manager during the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been banned for 10 years on charges of being involved in a major corruption scandal

He was given a harsh sentence after asking for a $12,000 bribe (about R$49,000) to help athletes not get caught in drug tests with banned substances.

Rotich was banned by the Ethics Panel of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after a three-year investigation triggered by a Sunday Times investigation. He was also sentenced to pay a fine of $5,000 (about R$20,400) and $14,000 (approximately R$57,000) in procedural costs.

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