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LONDON---Three senior Kenyan
track and field federation officials
were suspended by the IAAF yes-
terday over accusations they sub-
verted the east African nation s
anti-doping system and siphoned
money from Nike.
Athletics Kenya President Isaiah
Kiplagat, suspended for 180 days
by the IAAF ethics commission,
has also been told there is a case
against him over an "apparent
gift" of two cars from the Qatar
Kiplagat is accused of receiving
the cars personally or for the fed-
eration from Qatar, which won the
right to stage the 2019 world
championships in a November
2014 vote. The Qatari federation
had no immediate comment.
The IAAF ethics commission
has not yet responded to questions
from the AP about Qatar, which
beat bids from Eugene, Oregon,
and Barcelona to earn the right to
stage the world championships for
the first time.
Earlier this month, the IAAF
suspended the Russian track and
field federation after a report com-
missioned by the World Anti-
Doping Agency accused the coun-
try of operating a state-sponsored
The suspension of the three
Kenyan leaders comes a week after
a group of athletes occupied the
federation s headquarters demand-
ing the removal of top officials in
a protest against doping and cor-
The IAAF said "in the interests
of the integrity of the sport" it
had suspended Kiplagat, Athletics
Kenya vice president David Okeyo,
who is also a member of the
IAAF s ruling council, and 2015
world championships team leader
Joseph Kinyua for 180 days pend-
ing the outcome of the investiga-
The three men are accused of
"potential subversion of the anti-
doping control process in Kenya"
and the "potential improper diver-
sion from Athletics Kenya of funds
received from Nike."
Kiplagat and Okeyo are also
being investigated by Kenyan
police over the alleged misappro-
priation of more than $700,000
from federation sponsor Nike.
Kinyua, the former treasurer at
Athletics Kenya, maintained that
he had "nothing to worry about."
The ethics commission has
appointed Sharad Rao, a former
director of public prosecutions in
Kenya, as an investigator.
The cases come at a time with
scrutiny over the spike in doping
cases in Kenya, with more than
40 athletes failing tests since 2012.
IAAF suspends 3 Kenyan
track and field officials
BOLTON---Tyson Fury accused
Wladimir Klitschko s camp of being
"cheats," saying yesterday that he
refused to accept any water after beat-
ing the Ukrainian in their world
heavyweight title fight for fear of being
"I had good information off good
resources not to touch anything in the
changing rooms because they might
try and drug you," Fury said on his
return to Britain following his shock
victory over Klitschko in Duesseldorf
"I went home dehydrated before I
even touched anything. I was so fright-
ened of being drug-tested and failing
the drugs test."
Fury said the Klitschko camp tried
every trick to unsettle him. Fury claimed
he was put down for the wrong weight
at the weigh-in---113 kilograms instead
of 116---was forced to wear gloves for
the fight that didn t fit him, and said
the fight was almost called off because
there was too much foam under the
canvas in the ring.
"They are cheats, they are extremely
good at cheating," Fury said, who won
the WBA, IBF and WBO belts after a
unanimous points decision.
"There were all these little things
they thought might affect me, as it has
with fighters in the past. But not one
of them did."
There is a rematch clause in the con-
tract between Fury and the 39-year-
old Klitschko, and the beaten champion
---who had his first loss in nearly 10
years---has said: "It s to be continued."
"I don t think he can do much better,"
said Fury, who arrived at a news con-
ference in Bolton, northwest England,
driving his own car and wearing san-
dals. "He ll analyse it, he s a clever guy.
But if he fancies his chances again, let s
do it. Round 2. Ding, ding."
Fury s uncle and trainer, Peter, said
he believes a rematch will go ahead and
said it could take place at Wembley
Stadium---the home of English football
"I think Tyson can do a lot better
than he did," Peter Fury said. "I want
him to have a rematch and do it con-
vincingly this time. We ll have an
answer definitely by mid-to-end of
Fury calls Klitschko
MOSCOW---A 22-year-old modern
pentathlete from Russia who won a
silver medal at this year s world cham-
pionships died last week of a suspected
heart attack, the country s modern
pentathlon federation said yesterday.
Alexander Kukarin died Friday in a
Moscow hotel, Russian Modern Pen-
tathlon Federation spokesman Alexei
Popov said. An investigation is under
way but there are no signs of foul play,
Kukarin was considered an up-and-
coming athlete who had this year begun
to break into the Russian national team,
one of the world s strongest, ahead of
next year s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
His biggest achievement came in
June, when he and Kirill Belyakov won
relay silver for Russia at the world
championships in Berlin.
22-year-old Russian modern
pentathlete Kukarin dies
Newly crowned heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury poses for
photographs as he hosts a media day in Bolton, England, yesterday. The 27-year-
old Briton defeated 39-year-old Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf,
Germany on Saturday to become the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion.
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