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Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 12:00 AM

IOC may suspend Kenya's Olympic body

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP):

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it may be forced to consider sanctions against Kenya after its national Olympic committee was disbanded.

The IOC says it is "extremely concerned" by the situation in Kenya, where three senior officials were arrested for alleged abuse of office during the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The IOC says it "will not accept any action or interference from government authorities that would go against the basic principles and rules of the Olympic Charter".

The committee says "if the situation is not rectified, the IOC might be forced to consider protective measures as provided in the Olympic Charter".

That means the IOC could suspend Kenya for government interference. Kuwait remains suspended for similar reasons and its athletes competed under the Olympic flag not its national banner in Rio.

Lochte mum on Rio return


Ryan Lochte isn't saying whether he'll return to Brazil to face a charge of filing a false police report over a gas station encounter during the Olympics.

Lochte told ABC's 'Good Morning America' his legal team is dealing with the situation, adding "we're just trying to get this over with".

Despite his current woes, Lochte was named yesterday as one of the contestants on the upcoming edition of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars'.

Lochte admits he lied about having a gun held to his head at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, where he and three other American swimmers had stopped to use a restroom. Lochte says he has offered to reimburse fellow swimmer James Feigen for a nearly $11,000 fine Feigen paid to resolve legal issues and leave the country.

Aguero charged with violent conduct


Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been charged by the English Football Association with violent conduct for elbowing an opponent during a Premier League game against West Ham.

The FA says the incident on Sunday was not seen by match officials, but was caught on video.

If he is found guilty by a panel of former officials, Aguero could receive a three-match ban. The first game he would miss is against Manchester United in the Premier League on September 10.

The FA said yesterday that Aguero has until today to respond to the charge.

Aguero appeared to swing his left elbow towards Winston Reid's face in the 76th minute of City's 3-1 win over West Ham.