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Ethiopia in ‘Critical Care’ Over Doping: IAAF

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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 Tokyo Marathon Winner Endeshaw Negesse Fails Doping Test (Update)

SHAMEFUL. The image of Ethiopian athletics has suffered once again great blows thanks to some selfish and lazy athletes such as Endeshaw Negesse. This disgraced runner robbed last year Ugandan reigning Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of his victory at the Tokyo Marathon by taking illegal drugs. The names of the other eight Ethiopian athletes will be announced in the coming weeks.

By Nick Butler,

Tokyo Marathon winner Endeshaw Negesse has become the first Ethiopian named in connection with a failed drugs test following reports that as many as nine athletes from the distance running powerhouse are under investigation.

Endeshaw Negesse tested positive for Meldonium, the same recently banned substance which it emerged that Sweden’s Ethiopian-born former world 1500 metres champion Abeba Aregawi had failed for this week.

Official confirmation is expected today. Continue reading Ethiopian Tokyo Marathon Winner Endeshaw Negesse Fails Doping Test (Update)

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