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Eritrean Runner Petro Mamu Stripped of World Championship Title for Doping

Doping Conviction for Petro Mamu, 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion

Petro Mamu tested positive for a banned asthma medication at two world championships this summer, and his title has been revoked. He was slapped with a nine-month ban starting on 19 September 2017 after admitting to the findings and co-operating with the IAAF.

BY ARIELLA GINTZLER | TRAIL RUNNER

On September 27, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion Petro Mamu used banned performance-enhancing drugs (PED) in competition. Continue reading Eritrean Runner Petro Mamu Stripped of World Championship Title for Doping

Ethiopia in ‘Critical Care’ Over Doping: IAAF

Ethiopia along with Kenya named one of the five countries World athletics governing body, the IAAF, believed are in critical care over their anti-doping programmes.

By AFP,

World athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, on Friday named five countries including east African track giants Ethiopia and Kenya as being in “critical care” over their anti-doping programmes.

“The reform process has led to more information being shared and recommendations owed at Council level around the fight to protect clean athletes,” IAAF president Sebastian Coe said.

“To this end, our review by anti-doping teams has identified five countries who the IAAF Council have agreed are in critical care at different degrees.”

Coe said Ethiopia and Morocco had to “implement as a matter of urgency a robust and adequate national testing programme, both in and out of competition”. Continue reading Ethiopia in ‘Critical Care’ Over Doping: IAAF

Ethiopian Athletes Under Scrutiny for Doping

CAN OF WORMS. Ethiopia has so far escaped widespread doping scandals as attention has instead centred on Russia and Kenya. However, the glare of the doping police has now switched to Ethiopia and the authorities are set to announce a number of positive drugs tests among the country’s top athletes in the coming weeks.

By Elias Meseret | for Associated Press,

Nine Ethiopian runners, five of them “top athletes,” are under investigation for doping, the general secretary of the country’s anti-doping agency said Monday, raising fears of another damaging scandal for track and field in the run-up to the Rio Olympics.

Solomon Meaza told The Associated Press that the Ethiopian Anti-Doping Agency is investigating the five athletes he described as high-profile after they returned “suspicious” results in tests.  Continue reading Ethiopian Athletes Under Scrutiny for Doping

Kenya Bans Seven More Athletes for Doping

“We confess doping is a real problem and a politicized matter in Kenyan athletics.” – Wilson Kipsang, President, Professional Athletes Association of Kenya (PAAK)

By Reuters,

Kenya, facing scrutiny from world anti-doping officials and criticism that it is not doing enough to tackle the problem, has banned seven more athletes for doping offences, raising the total number of Kenyan drug cases in the last three years to 40.

In a statement late on Friday, Athletics Kenya said it had confirmed the sanctions against seven athletes for a range of drug offences. Continue reading Kenya Bans Seven More Athletes for Doping

Eritrean Natnael Berhane Inherits Tour of Turkey Victory

The Natural Winner of the 49th Presidential Tour of Turkey

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean Natnael Berhane (Europcar) finally inherited the historic Presidential Tour of Turkey title after Turkish Cycling Federation confirms the doping offence and formally stripped off the victory title from the controversial winner Mustafa Sayar.

The surprise victory by a relatively unknown Mustafa Sayar and his dramatic performance on stage six with eight seconds clear of against riders and teams with far more experience raised eyebrows and questions.

Sayar, however, brushed off the questions and suspicions, saying, “I am a clean and credible winner.” Continue reading Eritrean Natnael Berhane Inherits Tour of Turkey Victory

Natnael Berhane – The African Cycling Champion

Past few days, Natnael has been named winner of Tour of Turkey 2013 after ex-winner tested positive for doping

By Lovelyn Okafor,

Born January 5 1991, young Natnael Berhane has become a name to be reckoned with in professional cycling; a sport not very common in our part of the world.

Natnael made history for Eritrea and African cycling sport as the first cyclist from sub-Saharan Africa to win a major Hors over the years; first he was overall best in Tour of Eritrea, second overall in Tour of Rwanda, then in 2011, in the First African Road Race Championship, he was first over all in La Tropical Amissa Bongo and third overall in Tour d’Algerie.

In 2012, he made the first overall position in Tour d’Algerie and then the big one and in fact the latest, in 2013 the cycling giant hit the second overall position in Tour of Turkey. Continue reading Natnael Berhane – The African Cycling Champion