Coach Jama Aden is Back on the Circuit at Lausanne Diamond League Meet Despite Doping Raid and Investigation

August 25, 2016

Aden and some of his athletes in Africa

Aden and some of his athletes in Africa

Coach Jama Aden, the target of an anti-doping raid in Spain in June where EPO was reportedly found, is back following his athletes on the European circuit.

Tim Hutchings, on the broadcast in BeInSports in the United States, said that Jama was seen having a meal in Lausanne with some of his athletes prior to the meet.

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El Pais reported earlier this month that Aden had his passport returned to him by a Spanish judge, but had to pay a 50,000 Euro bail. Also, El Pais wrote the IAAF warned Aden if he showed up to coach in the Olympics, he would be provisionally suspended.

Aden has stated that he is innocent. At the Olympics, Genzebe Dibaba said she was “crystal clean from doping” and would switch coaches if anything was proven against Aden. Also in Rio, Ayanleh Souleiman, a finalist in the 1500, said the Aden group was clean and that Aden was coaching him over the phone.

The Lausanne meet is still underway, but the Aden coached Genzebe Dibaba has won the women’s 3000.

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