Quote Of The Day
“The allegations against [John] Anzrah fall into the category of bizarre rather than malicious. He is long retired, having competed in the 1984 Olympics, and unlikely to pass for a current athlete. … Anzrah had been staying in a hotel rather than the Olympic village. He allegedly borrowed the athletes’ accreditation of one of the squad’s middle-distance runners (Ferguson Rotich) and entered the village, making his way towards the dining area. Doping control officials had listed the athlete in question for a random out-of-competition test and, as Anzrah was wearing his accreditation, regulations compelled him to give a urine sample.”
“‘It’s a stupid incident, stupid thing really for a coach of his experience to be found in possession of an athlete’s accreditation simply because possibly he wanted to access an area that he may not have had access to because of his credentials as a team official,’ the team chef de mission, Stephen Soi, told the Kenyan news site sportsarenanews.com. ‘Who does that anyway?'”
– Excerpt from article by Ian Prior in The Guardian about how Kenyan sprints coach John Anzrah posed as 800 runner Ferguson Rotich and gave an out-of-competition drug test in Rio.
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