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Ethiopia: Do Extensive Doping Tests or Face Ban

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Ethiopia told to carry out mass doping tests on up to 200 athletes by November or face further action by the World Anti-Doping Agency and a possible ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations. [In the photo: Ethiopian Athletics Federation head Alebachew Nigussie, left, national track team doctor Ayalew Tilahun, center, and national anti-doping office head Mengistu Abebe, right, speak at a press conference about current doping issues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Thursday, April 7, 2016.] AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene
By Elias Meseret | for Associated Press,

Ethiopia must carry out mass doping tests on up to 200 athletes by November or be the latest to face further action by the World Anti-Doping Agency and a possible ban by the IAAF, track and field officials in the country said Thursday.

Ethiopia will attempt to test between 150 and 200 athletes over the next seven months and will start as soon as next week, national track team doctor Ayalew Tilahun said.

“We are told that we could be banned from the IAAF if we don’t comply with the request,” Ayalew said at a news conference in Addis Ababa. Continue reading Ethiopia: Do Extensive Doping Tests or Face Ban

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 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)