Competitive Spanish runner Marta Domínguez, already ensnared in a doping controversy, has been suspended by the Spanish Athletics Federation.
Domínguez, a steeplechase champion, who had also served as vice president of the organization, had been detained on assertions that she was involved in a doping circle.
Domínguez was reportedly among 14 people detained by the Spanish Civil Guard on Thursday as part of the Operation Galgo anti-doping investigation.
Sports doctors, pharmacists, trainers, coaches, representatives and athletes were detained in raids across the country for crimes against public health. Several people involved in Operation Puerto — including Eufemiano Fuentes — were among the suspects.
The Civil Guard raided her Palencia home on Thursday, emerging with a laptop, a briefcase and a box. On the Civil Guard's official report, the initials M.D. are listed as "an athlete and supplier of doping substances." Those initials are the only ones listed concerning raids in Palencia.
According to the Civil Guard, anabolic steroids, hormones, bags of blood, documents relating to doping and other material used for blood transfusions were among the material seized in raids on 15 different residences.
The 35 year old Dominguez was missing out the 2011 season because she's pregnant, but intended to return for the 2012 London Olympics. Dominguez also won the 5,000 meters at the 2002 and '06 European championships. She is one of the most decorated athletes in Spain.