Tokyo Olympics: Kenya’s Mark Otieno Odhiambo fails drugs test

Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo has been provisionally suspended for failing a drugs test during the Tokyo Olympics.

The 28-year-old had been due to compete in the heats of the men’s 100m on Saturday but returned an adverse analytical finding for anabolic androgenic steroid.

According to a Kenya’s Chef de mission in Tokyo Waithaka Kioni: “He has however denied any knowledge of the violation and has subsequently requested a re-analysis of his B urine sample.”

The test was carried out on 28 July while the athlete was at the Olympic village in Tokyo, before that he had been at a training camp in Japan between 15 and 24 July.

Otieno Odhiambo competed at the 2017 World Championships and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

He is the second African sprinter to be suspended for failing a drugs test during the Tokyo Olympics after Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare.