Second Kenyan Official Expelled From Olympics Over Drug Scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 02: The Olmypic Rings are displayed at the Copacaba beach ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 2, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

A second Kenyan track and field coach has been expelled from the Rio Olympics in a doping scandal.

Kenyan officials say former sprinter John Anzrah was sent home after he was found with the accreditation badge of an athlete scheduled to go for a random doping test.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - JUNE 16: Rotich Ferguson Cheruiyot  competes in 800m Men during the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Stockholm stadion on June 16, 2016 i

The sample was allegedly provided under the name of runner Ferguson Rotich

Kenyan team leader Stephen Arap Soi says Anzrah was reported to authorities by doping control officers in the athletes’ village.

He had allegedly provided a urine sample under the name of 800 metre runner Ferguson Rotich.

Rotich is due to compete in the heats of the 800 metres on Friday.

Arap Soi says Anzrah was kicked out because of “the crime he has committed against Team Kenya”.

Michael Rotich has appeared in a court in Nairobi following the allegations

Team boss Michael Rotich was sent home and has appeared in a Nairobi court

Anzrah competed as a sprinter at the 1987 World Indoors and IAAF Championships.

Kenyan track team manager Michael Rotich was sent home earlier after being caught on tape by undercover reporters.

He was allegedly asking for bribes in exchange for helping athletes beat doping tests.

Rotich has denied the accusations.

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