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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Kenyan Government Disbands Olympic Committee After Rio Scandal

Kenya's Olympic committee has been disbanded by the government following organizational problems in Rio. Below is what Kenya's Sports Minister Hassan Wario said when he disbanded the National Olympic committee.
Speaking to journalists in the capital, Nairobi, he first praised the performance of the athletes and the way country overcame suspicions about doping.He then turned his fire on the administrators:
You are all aware of the troubles... that have dampened the spirits and the pride of the people of Kenya."
He then described a string of problems over accommodation and travel, to the provision of sports kits "that never reached the athletes as required".

These allegations... pose an immediate threat that will adversely affect the stability and reputation of the Olympic Games in this country."

Mr Wario then announced that he has set up an investigation into what went wrong.

The news comes as one of the athletes, Wesley Korir, has been complaining about Kenyan Olympians being put up in accommodation in a shanty town following the closure of the Olympic village.

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