In the film, Rotich appears to request a one-off payment to give athletes 12 hours' advanced notice of a pending drugs test because he knew the official anti-doping testers. "We can not tolerate such behaviour", Keino said after a Kenyan...
Rotich was sent home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after the allegations were published, and Kenyan authorities promised to show him "no mercy" in the latest of a series of doping scandals to rock Kenyan track and field over the last four years.
"When the anti doping officials met him, they assumed he was the athlete and that he was lined up for testing", the Athletics Kenya source told Reuters. "We can not tolerate such behaviour", Kip Keino, chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), said in a telephone interview from Rio. The Kenyan team has been heavily tested for doping in the buildup to the Olympics because of years of problems in the country, a powerhouse in distance running.
One senior source at Kenya's running federation, Athletics Kenya (AK), said he had spoken to the concerned athlete.
The identity of the Olympian that Anzrah was posing as has not been released and it is not known if any punishment will be handed down to the athlete.
Rotich is scheduled to compete in the men's 800-meter race, the first heats of which begin Friday morning. He finished fourth at last summer's World Championships in Beijing and owns a personal best of 1:42.84 from the 2014 Monaco Diamond League Meet. As the news broke, Kenyan deputy president William Ruto had just arrived in Rio to attend the Olympics.
According to sources in the team's camp, as reported by the respected Kenyan sports journalist Evelyn Watta, Anzrah had been staying in a hotel rather than the Olympic village.
It comes two days after Michael Rotich, manager of the Kenyan athletics team, was arrested after being sent home following allegations in the Sunday Times he asked for pounds 10,000 bribes to give advance warning of tests.
Last week, chairman Kip Keino made a decision to send home their best field manager, Michael Rotich.