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Genzebe Dibaba’s coach released, still under investigation

Track and Field

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - AUGUST 06: General view of the women’s 5000m during the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A judge has released the coach of world 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba, three days after his arrest near Barcelona.

Jama Aden had been detained on suspicion of administering and distributing doping substances and endangering public health. His arrest came after Spanish police allegedly found traces of EPO and other banned substances in a raid in a hotel outside Barcelona on Monday.

The judge released Aden on Thursday but retained his passport and ordered him not to leave Spain. He remains under investigation.

Nearly 30 athletes who were at the raided hotel underwent doping tests by the IAAF.

Aden has held annual training camps in the area since 2013.

Dibaba of Ethiopia is favored to win the 1500m Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro in August.

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