The hotel attendants stole money and other property from athletes including Tirunesh and Genzebe Dibaba.
A joint investigation by The Guardian and German broadcaster ARD looks into how easy it is to get EPO in Ethiopia, the disorganization of Ethiopia anti-doping and gets a former Berlin Marathon winner (who is still active) to admit to EPO/HGH use.
*MB: Unidentified Female Berlin Marathon Champ Admits To EPO And HGH Use The athlete caught on tape wasn't named, but has to be either Aberu Kebede (2016 and 2012 Berlin champ), Tirifi Tsegaye (2014), or Atsede Habtamu (2009).
*ARD: How To Sell Africa's Sports Heroes The article is in German, but you can watch and English version of the 30-minute broadcast here.
Lilesa and his family are settled in Flagstaff, but he still worries about his people in Ethiopia as he shares that his younger brother was beaten and detained by military and his sister-in-law lost his job.
Geb also talks about the possibility of the 2-hour marathon and proclaims that he thinks Ethiopia has untapped talent in the long jump.
Lilesa and his family will head to Flagstaff where he has been staying on a special visa. Lilesa still has hopes he'll one day return to Ethiopia, but doesn't have high hopes it'll happen before Tokyo 2020. *2nd article
*LRC Archives: The Bravest Olympian in Rio — Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa Risks Death But Speaks Out About Killings of Oromo Protesters in Ethiopia After Earning Olympic Silver in Marathon
Haile Gebrselassie says the athlete will face a minimum of 3-years. Geb also talks about the Russian ban and argues for their return to the sport.
Tesfaye Jifar won NYC with a CR in 2001, but now he works up to 16-hours a day as a cab driver in Boston, waiting for his wife and children to get their visas approved to join him in the US.
Journalist Michael Crawley has spent more than a year in Ethiopia as an anthropologist and has some major criticisms of the Sub2Hr Project, questioning their motivation and methods.
*Sub2Hr Project Defends Themselves And Responds To Crawley's Criticisms They counter with "Why did man go to the moon" or "try to run under 4 minutes for the mile?"
*MB: Ethios: "Well, yeah, with drugs you can run like a car."
*LRC Archives: The Myth Of The Sub-2-Hour Marathon
Lilesa: "If I would've taken my medal and went back to Ethiopia, that would've been the biggest regret of my life. I wanted to be a voice for a story that wasn't getting any coverage."
Lilesa plans to train in New Mexico and said he doesn't currently plan to run for the United States as he hopes to eventually run for Ethiopia again when things improve.
Lilesa talks about being afraid he'd be attacked by authorities on training runs before Rio and how when there was a knock on his door, he always ran to the roof to check before opening it.
Lilesa talks about the oppression the Oromo people face in Ethiopia and explains why he is afraid to go back after his sign of protest at the Rio finish line. *Discuss
Her debut came in January 2015, but Demise has already racked up four elite marathon finishes and comes back to Toronto as a veteran.
His agent, Federico Rosa says Lilesa didn't plan his protest or plan to go to another country. His wife and children are still back in Ethiopia.
A government spokesman said, "He is an Ethiopian hero who has done his all to make us all proud — as far as his political views are concerned, he is entitled to them."
The Robertson twins now spend most of their time in Ethiopia as they don't feel safe in Kenya. Zane says he's "seen terrible things" in Kenya even if he can't proved it and tipped off authorities on what he knows.
Nothing new here, but some background on Dibaba's career if you haven't read it all before.
USA women's 100 hurdles tops the list with 37 women who have the Olympic qualifying standard. Kenya men's marathon and Ethiopia's women's 5000 squad also make the list.
Haile Gebrselassie says if he was on the committee Bekele would be his "first choice".