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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