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Ethiopian runners win SCO Kunming International Marathon

Ethiopian runners win SCO Kunming International Marathon

KUNMING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) — Ethiopian runners swept the titles in both men’s and women’s events at the 2019 SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Kunming International Marathon in southwest China’s Yunnan province on Sunday. Dereje Debele Tulu from Ethiopia won the men’s full marathon race in 2:13:18, while his compatriot Mulu Seboka Seyfu triumphed in the […]

World Athletics Championships: Lelisa Desisa wins men’s marathon

Desisa is the first Ethiopian to lift world title since 2001, as 18 runners fail to finish the race in Doha’s intense heat. Ethiopia‘s Lelisa Desisa has won the men’s midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the World Athletics Championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long-distance for his country. Desisa, last […]

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GEMECHU LEADS ETHIOPIAN 10,000M SWEEP AT AFRICAN GAMES

The women’s 10,000m produced one of the major highlights of the fourth day of athletics at the African Games in Rabat, with Ethiopia stamping their authority in the event on Thursday (29). Tsehay Gemechu ensured her teammates followed the game plan to the latter. Halfway into the race, the Ethiopian trio of Gemechu, Zeineba Yimer, […]

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Rights group wants FIFA to ban Ethiopia 

Teshome Borago Satenaw and zehabesha News Columnist An Ethiopian rights group asked the World’s football governing body to ban the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) over xenophobic incidents this past week before a local match at the southern Hawassa city. The Wolayta Committee on Human Rights (WCHR) accused the EFF of being unable to protect ethnic […]

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Farah in dispute with Gebrselassie over theft at Ethiopian’s hotel

Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Mo Farah, who will be running in the London Marathon on Sunday, is in dispute with fellow distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie for failing to help him after he was robbed at a hotel in Addis Ababa owned by the Ethiopian Farah, third last year and facing a monumental challenge […]

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Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono and Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa win in Boston Marathon debuts

By Jill Martin, CNN (CNN)The 123rd Boston Marathon almost needed a photo finish. In the closest finish in the men’s race since 1988, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono, making his Boston Marathon debut, held off two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia to barely clip the finish line tape first. Cherono was two seconds ahead, in a time of […]

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Keitany, Desisa take top honors in 2018 New York City Marathon

By Travis Fedschun | Fox News A seasoned champion reclaimed her spot atop the 2018 New York City Marathon on Sunday, while the men’s champion won thanks to a late surge. Mary Keitany of Kenya took top honors for the women’s division in the 2018 New York City Marathon, winning Sunday with an unofficial finish time of […]

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EFF Elections: ‘Ashebir Woldegiorgis is not fit to run a bath’

By Festus Chuma The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) is scheduled to hold its much-anticipated elections not later than June 3 as instructed by football world governing body Fifa. Before then EFF is supposed to have convened an extraordinary general assembly to adopt an electoral code, elect a new electoral commission and a new appeals committee. […]

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Ethiopia force Flamingos to 1-1 draw in Addis Ababa

By: Stella Bamawo On: December 3, 2017 Nigeria’s U-17 girls, Flamingos on Sunday had to battle both their Ethiopian counterparts and an unfriendly weather in Addis Ababa, but still came off the pitch with a 1-1 draw in the second round, first leg of a 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture. Joy Jerry […]

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​Oromia Athletics Association suspends cooperation with Ethiopian Athletics Federation Citing less respects towards the state.

by Seyoum Teshome (This is a rough translation from the audio and written news from VOA Afaan Oromoo) Sooraa Alaakee of VOA Afaan Oromoo talks to coach Tolera Dinqa of Oromia. The annual sport festival started last year is supposed to be held this year for the second time. Dinqa explains the main reason the Association suspends any […]

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Match Preview: Ethiopia V Rwanda
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Ethiopians Feleke & Tadese join Frankfurt Marathon Field

Ethiopians Getu Feleke and Feyse Tadese will start as the fastest runners in their respective fields at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 29 October. Feleke, 30, has an impressive best of 2:04:50 and also ran a superb course record of 2:05:41 in the 2014 Vienna City Marathon while his compatriot Tadese tops the women’s field with […]

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Tirunesh Dibaba Dominates Chicago Marathon

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time Olympic champion, captured the women’s crown of the Chicago Marathon, while Galen Rupp became the first American man in 15 years to win the men’s race. DIBABA DOMINATES Dibaba vowed to challenge the women’s course record of 2:17:18 set by British world record holder Paula Radcliffe in 2002 and was […]

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Kenenisa Bekele “dismayed” by Jos Hermens’ comments about his professionalism after Berlin Marathon, vows to break world record

“How can one question the professionalism of an athlete that has the second fastest marathon time ever and is still a world record holder in the 10k and 5k to this day?” By Elias Meseret October 2, 2017 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s long distance running great Kenenisa Bekele said he was “dismayed” over comments […]

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Aquino, Shikangwa guide Kenya past Ethiopia in WC qualifier

By CELLESTINE OLILO Daily Nation The national women’s Under-20 team on Saturday sailed through to the second round of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers after beating Ethiopia 2-1 in the second leg of their first round tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Added to their first leg meeting which ended in a […]

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Ramatlhakwane’s Brace Helps Botswana Bag a Win over Ethiopia

The Ethiopian national team were left stunned in Gaborone as Botswana rallied to beat the Waliyas 2-0 in independence day friendly game. The friendly tie was organized by the government of Botswana in celebration of the 51st year anniversary of the Southern Africa nation independence from British rule. Veteran striker Jerome Ramatlhakwane scored in each […]

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Ethiopian Race Car Driver : Fahmi Girma on Kana TV’s Masters at Work

Ethiopian Race Car Driver : Fahmi Girma on Kana TV’s Masters at Work (KanaTV)

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Sifan Hassan storms to record-breaking 3000m success in Birmingham

Meeting best falls as Dutch runner surprises herself with a national record at the Diamond League meeting, while Elaine Thompson and Sophie Hahn are also among winners It might have been just a week since her 5000m bronze in London, but there was no evidence of a post-IAAF World Championships slump for Sifan Hassan as the Dutch runner stormed to record-breaking […]

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‘We are treated like sporting slaves’: Ethiopian lifts lid on trade in athletes

Lily Abdullayeva, who says she had prize money stolen and was tricked into taking drugs after moving to Azerbaijan, reveals the dark side of athletics where African runners are bought by richer nations and exploited The smell of fish stew pervades Lily Abdullayeva’s house, a 40-minute drive from central Addis Ababa, past a throng of […]

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A Silver Medal For Ethiopia In Men’s Marathon

London – Ethiopia won a second silver medal at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 after Tamirat Tola finished in second place in the men’s marathon race Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya, the 2017 Boston marathon winner, extended his country’s record as the most successful nation in the history of this event at the IAAF Championships. Tola, the Rio 10,000m bronze medallist and […]

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Almaz Ayana adds World Championship gold to her Olympic title and world record.

Almaz Ayana adds World Championship gold to her Olympic title and world record.

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#London2017: Almaz Ayana & Tirunesh Dibaba Interview After Winning 10,000m Final

#London2017: Almaz Ayana & Tirunesh Dibaba Interview After Winning 10,000m Final

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Poor tactics cost Kenya again as Ethiopia sweep medals

Ethiopia’s Nberet Melesa (left) and Bodena Tolesa (right) crosses the finishing line ahead of Kenya’s Japheth Toroitich in the 800m final during the IAAF World Under 18 Championships at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on July 15, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP By AYUMBA AYODI Kenya’s efforts to retain the […]

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CHAN: Ethiopia demolish Djibouti 5-1

Djibouti – Walias of Ethiopia demolished the Shoremen of the Red Sea of Djibouti 5-1 in the first leg match of Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier here today. The two teams will play the return leg match in the southern Ethiopian city of Hawassa on July 23rd The Ethiopian Premier League top scorer Getaneh […]

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CAF Champions League: Esperance humiliates St. George

Tunis – Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia) humiliated St. George of Ethiopia 4-0 in in their final CAF Champions League Group C match at Stade Olympique de Radès here today. The Tunisians were the better side in every aspect of the game. International defender Khelil Chammam opened the score in the 29th minute to be followed […]

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Ethiopia tops medal tables after day two of African Junior Championships

Bob Ramsak for the IAAF Ethiopia leads the medal tables with 18, seven of them gold, after the first two days (29-30) of action at the 13th African Junior Championships in Tlemcen, Algeria. As expected, the core of Ethiopian strength laid in the middle and long distance events, but the east African powerhouse also picked […]

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ETHIOPIA TOPS MEDAL TABLES AFTER DAY TWO OF AFRICAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ethiopia leads the medal tables with 18, seven of them gold, after the first two days (29-30) of action at the 13th African Junior Championships in Tlemcen, Algeria. As expected, the core of Ethiopian strength laid in the middle and long distance events, but the east African powerhouse also picked up medals in the sprints, […]

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#ESFNA2017: 10 Laws You Should Know If You’re in Washington State

10 Laws You Should Know If You’re in Washington State

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Saint George 0 – 1 Mamelodi Sundowns

African Champions League: Saint George 0 – 1 Mamelodi Sundowns

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ETHIOPIA’S ANBESA AND TSEGAYE TRIUMPH IN BRCKO 10KM

Running in very hot conditions, Ethiopia’s Lencho Tesfaye and Belaynesh Tsegaye triumphed Vidovdan Road Race 10km, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, in Brcko, Bosnia and Hercegovina, on Saturday (24) evening. Until the fifth kilometre, the lead group of four remained tight, but at the start of the sixth, you could clearly see that Tesfaye […]

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Ethiopia arrive in Ghana ready to roll

by Stephen Amos 08 June 2017, 20:37 The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia have arrived in Ghana ahead of Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opening qualifier with the Black Stars. A 33-man contingent touched down at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra mid-morning on Thursday before connecting to Kumasi, where the game will be played. […]

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Saint George 1 – 0 Vita Club | Saint George Fans Reaction | African Champions League

Saint George 1 – 0 Vita Club | Saint George Fans Reaction | African Champions League

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Uganda Cranes team in Ethiopia

By Shafik Ssenoga Added 2nd June 2017 05:39 PM Two goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 6 midfielders and 5 strikers made it to head coach Milutin Sredojevic’s squad June 6th Senegal v Uganda Cranes – Dakar AFCON 2019 qualifier (Group L): June 10th Cape Verde v Uganda Cranes – Praia City The Uganda Cranes team has arrived […]

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BEKELECH DABA BREAKS LATVIAN ALL-COMERS’ RECORD AT RIGA MARATHON

Lattelecom Riga Marathon winner Bekelech Daba produced the fastest women’s marathon time ever recorded in Latvia when winning the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race in a course record of 2:31:22. Kenya’s Joseph Kyengo Munywoki made a late break in the men’s race to win the title in 2:12:14, the second-fastest time in the 25-year history of the […]

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London Marathon: Keitany and Wanjiru make it a memorable day for Kenya

London Marathon: Keitany and Wanjiru make it a memorable day for Kenya • GB’s David Weir wins seventh title in wheelchair race after hellish year • Keitany sets women-only world record with run of 2hr17min01sec Mary Keitany and Daniel Wanjiru cross the finishing line of the 2017 London Marathon Mary Keitany set a women-only world […]

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Athletics: Ethiopia’s champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

REUTERS Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa will line up among the world’s top distance runners on Monday to defend their Boston Marathon titles, with tens of thousands of spectators expected to line the course amid tight security. Men’s champion Hayle won the 2016 marathon in a tactical 2 hours, 12 minutes and 44 […]

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Video: St. George fans singing so loud | Amazing Atmosphere

Video: St. George fans singing so loud | Amazing Atmosphere

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Ethiopian makes it five victories at Carlsbad 5000

by  Don Norcross Dejen Gebremeskel walked along the fence that separated spectators from runners along the Carlsbad Village Drive finishing chute, held his right hand aloft, spreading his fingers and thumb wide. For the fifth time Sunday, the lithe Ethiopian won the Carlsbad 5000, this time in 13 minutes, 27 seconds, dusting second-place Paul Chelimo […]

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Brasil 3 – 0 Paraguay | All Goals & Highlights

Brasil 3 – 0 Paraguay | All Goals & Highlights

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Which Ethiopian football club has the BEST fans? Fasil Kenema or Ethiopia Buna?

Which Ethiopian football club has the BEST fans? Fasil Kenema or Ethiopia Buna?

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Ethiopia: St. George Maintain Eethiopian Premier League Leadership

Leading goal scorer Getaneh Kebede didn’t score on Sunday but in the first leg his hat-trick sank Coffee to a 3-0 defeat Defending champions Saint George maintained the Ethiopian Premier League leadership on 32 points from 16 games with a 4-1 win over hosts Arba Minch City on Sunday at the Arba Minch Stadium in […]

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Africa wants 10 teams in the 48 team World Cup in 2026

Now that FIFA has decided to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, the argument now is to decide how those 16 places are distributed to each confederation. Everybody wants the biggest slice of the pie they can get and Africa is surely ambitious in what they want. The head of South Africa’s […]

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