International Athletics

Dibaba's coach arrested in Spain

2016-06-20 14:33
Genzebe Dibaba (Getty Images)

Barcelona - Spanish police on Monday arrested Somali track coach Jama Aden, whose Ethiopian protege Genzebe Dibaba is the current world 1500m champion, as part of an investigation into drug trafficking.

The dawn arrest came at a hotel in the Catalonian town of Sabadell occupied by a group of athletes coached by Aden, sources close to the investigation said.

Officials of the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency were also present to carry out doping controls on some athletes, sources added.

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