Sweden’s Ethiopian-born former 1500m world champion Abeba Aregawi has tested positive for doping, according to the Swedish Athletics Association (SFIF).
The test for banned substances was conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
“It is with dismay and with extreme disappointment that we report this issue,” said SFIF general secretary Stefan Olsson.
“We totally reject all forms of cheating, doping…We have a zero tolerance, and this is totally unacceptable,” he said.
A full investigation will now be conducted, according to the association.
“Because this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot disclose the actual substance that she tested positive for,” Fredrik Trahn, an association spokesman, told the AFP news agency.
“She is provisionally suspended, effective immediately.”
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