30 Jun 2012

Kenyan officials argue over pre-Games camp

7:11 am on 30 June 2012

Kenya's Olympic chiefs have fallen out over preparations for next month's London Games.

The government and the national Olympics body favour a training camp in Bristol, England, but athletes' representatives say this could affect the performance of the team.

Kip Keino, chairman of Kenya's National Olympics Committee, believes the camp will help athletes because of its highly specialised facilities but Isaiah Kiplagat, chairman of Athletics Kenya, disagrees.

Kiplagat believes athletes will benefit from altitude training in Kenya before they travel to London.

Some athletes have questioned the idea of going to Bristol, including 1988 Olympics 800 metres gold medallist Paul Ereng and 1991 world 5,000 champion Yobes Ondieki.