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Doping issues shadow Kenyan track team heading into Summer Olympics

Doping issues shadow Kenyan track team heading into Summer Olympics

Six months before the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Kenya's powerhouse track program is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

On Wednesday, two of its athletes who were caught doping told the Associated Press that the head of the country's track federation offered to reduce their four-year bans if they paid him $24,000 each.

Isaac Mwangi, the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, was quoted as calling the allegation “just a joke.”

Earlier in the week, an African media outlet reported that three men had been arrested for posing as World Anti-Doping Agency officials in a scheme to elicit bribe money from Kenyan...

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