Rio 2016 Another Kenyan coach sent home after posing as athlete for dope test

Anzrah is the second Kenyan official to be sent home from the Games over doping issues.

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Gold medalist James Kiplagat Magut of Kenya, Elijah Motonei Manangoi of Kenya and silver medalist Ronald Kwemoi of Kenya celebrate after the Men's 1500 metres final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. play

Gold medalist James Kiplagat Magut of Kenya, Elijah Motonei Manangoi of Kenya and silver medalist Ronald Kwemoi of Kenya celebrate after the Men's 1500 metres final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Kenyan athletics coach John Anzrah was sent home from the Rio Olympics after he posed as an athlete and gave a urine sample in a doping test, Kenya's Olympics chief told Reuters on Thursday, August 11.

Anzrah is the second Kenyan official to be sent home from the Games over doping issues.

"We have sent (sprint coach) Anzrah back home. He presented himself as an athlete, gave the urine sample and even signed the documents. We cannot tolerate such behaviour," Kip Keino, chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), said in a telephone interview from Rio.

Last week, Kenya sent their track and field manager Michael Rotich home from the Games following allegations that he requested money to let undercover journalists, posing as athlete representatives, know when drugs testers would come calling.

Rotich has denied the accusations.

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