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According to Kenya, he was not a Kenyan citizen, jeopardising his silver medal. Lagat mentioned he began the citizenship course of in late 2003 and did not count on to turn out to be an American citizen until after the Athens games. One of probably the most well-known cases of adjusting nationality for the Olympics was Zola Budd, a South African runner who emigrated to the United Kingdom as a result of there was an apartheid-period ban on the Olympics in South Africa. Budd was eligible for British citizenship as a result of her grandfather was born in Britain, but British residents accused the government of expediting the citizenship process for her. Currently, the government of Iran has taken steps to avoid any competitors between its athletes and those from Israel.

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