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IAAF dismisses Athletics Kenya CEO's challenge

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, Joy Sakari, a 400-meter runner, left, and Francisca Koki Manunga, a hurdler, right, who were both banned for doping at the 2015 world championships, make corruption allegations against the chief executive Isaac Mwangi of Athletics Kenya as they speak exclusively to The Associated Press in the town of Embu, Kenya. The IAAF's ethics board, in a statement issued Friday, April 8, 2016, rejected a challenge from Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FILE)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, Joy Sakari, a 400-meter runner, left, and Francisca Koki Manunga, a hurdler, right, who were both banned for doping at the 2015 world championships, make corruption allegations against the chief executive Isaac Mwangi of Athletics Kenya as they speak exclusively to The Associated Press in the town of Embu, Kenya. The IAAF's ethics board, in a statement issued Friday, April 8, 2016, rejected a challenge from Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 file photo, junior athletes run past a sign for Athletics Kenya at the Discovery cross country races in Eldoret, western Kenya. The IAAF's ethics board, in a statement issued Friday, April 8, 2016, rejected a challenge from Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FILE)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 file photo, junior athletes run past a sign for Athletics Kenya at the Discovery cross country races in Eldoret, western Kenya. The IAAF's ethics board, in a statement issued Friday, April 8, 2016, rejected a challenge from Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi reacts after being shown video footage of two Kenyan athletes making allegations of corruption against him, during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Nairobi, Kenya. The IAAF's ethics board, in a statement issued Friday, April 8, 2016, rejected a challenge from the CEO of Athletics Kenya against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FILE)

    FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi reacts after being shown video footage of two Kenyan athletes making allegations of corruption against him, during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Nairobi, Kenya. The IAAF's ethics board, in a statement issued Friday, April 8, 2016, rejected a challenge from the CEO of Athletics Kenya against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

The IAAF's ethics board has rejected a challenge from the CEO of Athletics Kenya against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes.

Isaac Mwangi was provisionally suspended in February, after The Associated Press first reported the allegations from runners Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki Manunga.

Mwangi challenged that decision in March.

In a statement Thursday, the ethics board said it has dismissed his challenge.