Turkish athletes of Kenyan origin on board national team

February 29, 2012, Wednesday/ 17:32:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has allowed two Turkish athletes of Kenyan origin to join the Turkish national athletics team.

The athletes, İlham Tanui Özbilen and Polat Kemboi Arıkan, are now eligible to participate with the Turkish team in the World Indoor Athletics Championship 2012 to be held in İstanbul and in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Both athletes obtained Turkish citizenship on June 8, 2011, according to a statement released by the Turkish Athletics Federation on Tuesday.

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