World champion Abeba Aregawi tests positive for banned substance

February 29, 2016 0

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is now targeting Ethiopia, after suspending Russia and potentially Kenya from international competition. Russia for systematic doping of their athletes and Kenya for apparently covering up or hiding or not doing anything in regards to positive doping tests.

Swedish athlete Abeba Aregawi, who is a World Champion has now been suspended. The plastic Swede is originally from Adigrat, Ethiopia.

From Sports Illustrated

Sweden’s has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance and has been provisionally suspended until her B-sample is tested, Swedish Athletics announced.

“It is with dismay and with extreme disappointment we have to leave this message,” Swedish Athletics secretary general Stefan Olsson said in a statement. “We totally reject all forms of cheating, doping and illegal means. We have a zero tolerance, and this is totally unacceptable.”

The International Association of Athletics Federation issued the following statement:

“The IAAF and the Swedish Athletics Federation confirm having received a laboratory report indicating the presence of a prohibited substance in a urine sample of the athlete Abeba Aregawi collected out-of-competition by the IAAF.

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