No Tolerance for Athletes Guilty of Doping: Federation Featured

30 Dec 2016
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Addis Ababa Addis  Ababa  30/2016 Ethiopian Athletics Federation said that strict measures await runners who are found guilty of doping.

In a press conference he gave here, President of the Federation Haile Gebrselassie said athletes who fail doping test are not allowed to represent the country, even after they completed the four-year suspension by IAAF.

Haile emphasized that a lifetime suspension by the Ethiopian Athletics Federation awaits such athletes, saying he is not willing to work with them.

Athletes who are part of the national team will immediately excluded from the team, if they fail a doping test, those who are not in the team will never get the chance to join the national team, Haile added.

The Athletics Federation has been under immense pressure because investigations and suspensions on a number of Ethiopians by IAAF.

"I have accomplished the homework given to me by the International Association of Athletics Federations and World Anti-Doping Agency", said Haile referring to the instruction by WADA for Ethiopia’s athletics officials to implement strict measures to improve their anti-doping program.


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