Thursday, February 16, 2006

Banned Ethiopian clear to compete

Teklemariam has been cleared to compete in Turin, after his five-day suspension was lifted by the International Skiing Federation (FIS).

He was one of 12 athletes banned for high levels of haemoglobin, but a new blood test has given him the all clear.

Teklemariam, Ethiopia's first ever Winter Olympian, will take part in Friday's 15km, next Wednesday's sprint and the 50km on Saturday 25 February...

Banned Ethiopian clear to compete (BBC) 15 February, 2006