Kenya disbands Olympic committee after troubles in Rio

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Posted: Aug 25, 2016 8:56 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The National Olympic Committee of Kenya has been disbanded by the government amid investigations into alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Kenya's sports minister, Hassan Wario, says Thursday that problems faced by the team in Rio damaged the morale of athletes.

Those problems included a new doping scandal, ineligible athletes, missing plane tickets, and bad blood between the track and field federation and the national Olympic committee.

Despite the problems, Kenya had its best Olympic performance in Rio, winning six golds, six silvers and a bronze medal, and finishing 15th overall in the gold medal table.