Ethiopia lifts suspension

E­t­h­iopia has lifted its suspension of 35 athletes, including double Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele, an athletics official said on Tuesday after imposing a ban last week in a row over a training camp.

The Ethiopian Athletics Federation imposed the measure on Thursday after Bekele, Olympic women's 5,000 and 10,000 metres gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba and others failed to turn up for preparations ahead of major championships this year.

"The Ethiopian Athletics Federation lifted the ban last night after a meeting took place between the body's officials, athletes, and their representatives," Federation spo­kesman Fikru Takele said.

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