NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police have arrested the country’s Olympics team track and field manager and are seeking orders from a court to hold him in custody for an extra week to complete investigations.
Michael Rotich was ordered to return home from the Olympics in Brazil after he was caught in a sting by reporters from Britain’s The Sunday Times newspaper. The paper said Rotich offered to provide the reporters, who were posing as coaches, advance warning of doping tests in return for a 10,000-pound ($13,000) bribe.
The prosecution argues that Rotich will interfere with investigations if he is free.
Rotich is the chairman of Athletics Kenya in the North Rift region, the home of the bulk of Kenya’s middle and distance athletes.
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