29 Feb '16, 6pm

World Champ Abeba Aregawi reportedly tests positive for banned substance:

World Champ Abeba Aregawi reportedly tests positive for banned substance:

The women’s 1500m field at the Olympic Games could possibly be losing a key competitor as World Champion Abeba Aregawi has tested positive for a banned substance and is suspended, pending the analysis of a “B” sample. According to reports from Swedish media outlets Sport Bladet and Expressen , Stefan Olsson, the general secretary of Swedish Athletics confirmed the news in a press release. “It is with dismay and with extreme disappointment we have to leave this statement,” Olsson said, according to a translated news report. “We are opposed to all forms of cheating, doping and illicit funds. We have zero tolerance, and this is totally unacceptable.” Aregawi reportedly tested positive in January and is requesting an analysis of her “B” sample. The Swedish athlete could potentially be suspended for two years and miss the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. The IAAF released a st...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/39983-abeba-aregawi-repor...

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