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Ethiopia’s Melaku Belachew dances for joy after smashing course record at Hong Kong Marathon

Runners from the African country lift both men’s and women’s titles in perfect conditions by  James Porteous “Last year was very bad,” laughed Bizuneh Melaku Belachew, one of the bedraggled thousands who took part in the 2016 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. “But I feel very good today!” As well he might. The Ethiopian danced […]

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Ethiopia great Haile Gebrselassie willing to send dopers to jail but calls for Russian return to athletics

Now the head of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, Gebrselassie is determined to clean up athletics’ image, but has his reasons for why he wants to see Russia return to competition Starting with a new event fronted by Usain Bolt this weekend, athletics will spend 2017 attempting to claw back the fans it lost to the […]

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Dubai Marathon: Tamirat Tola Breaks Course, Debutant Workenesh Degefa Takes Women’s Race

Tamirat Tola breaks course record while Kenenisa Bekele drops out, debutant Worknesh Degefa takes women’s race Tamirat Tola is the surprise winner of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. The 25 year-old Ethiopian took the race with a course record of 2:04:11, improving his personal best by more than two minutes. Fellow-Ethiopians Mule Wasihun and Sisay Lemma […]

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Dubai Marathon: Tamirat Tola Breaks Course, Debutant Workenesh Degefa Takes Women’s Race

Tamirat Tola breaks course record while Kenenisa Bekele drops out, debutant Worknesh Degefa takes women’s race Tamirat Tola is the surprise winner of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. The 25 year-old Ethiopian took the race with a course record of 2:04:11, improving his personal best by more than two minutes. Fellow-Ethiopians Mule Wasihun and Sisay Lemma […]

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Kenenisa Bekele primed for Dubai marathon

(IANS | Dubai) Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele said here on Wednesday that he returns to the Dubai Marathon, to be held on Friday, in order to erase his disappointment from January 2015 when he had to drop out during the run due to an injury. In an exclusive interview with Xinhua on the sidelines of […]

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AWEKE AYALEW AND SENBERE TEFERI TAKE THE SPOILS IN SPAIN

(IAAF) Bahrain’s Aweke Ayalew and Ethiopia’s Senberi Teferi captured outstanding victories at the 35th Cross Internacional de Itálica in Santiponce, near the Spanish city of Seville, the fifth leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permitseries on Sunday (15). Held on a pleasant and dry afternoon with the temperature about 12C, the men’s 10.8km didn’t start […]

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Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa finished 2nd at the Houston Half Marathon

In a spectacular sprint finish, U.S. Army runner Leonard Korir edged out Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa for a victory at the Houston Half Marathon. It’s Korir’s second major win in two weeks, as he beat Mo Farah and a slew of top Americans in a cross country 8K in Edinburgh last Saturday. Korir and […]

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AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Ethiopia drawn in Group F with Ghana, Kenya & Sierra Leone

Libreville, Gabon – Ethiopia is drawn in Group F qualifier for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will be held in Cameroon. The qualifying draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has pitted several former champions against one another. Cameroon, who qualify automatically as hosts, are in Group B alongside 1976 champions Morocco, Malawi […]

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Feyisa Lilesa: Ethiopia’s Olympic protester hopes to compete for his country – BBC Sport

Ethiopian Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa still hopes to compete for his country – despite being exiled since last summer’s Games. Lilesa has been living in the US on a temporary visa after making an anti-government gesture when he finished in second place in Rio. He believes his life would be in danger if he […]

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Ethiopians dominate the 15th Xiamen International Marathon

Press Release: The first IAAF Gold Label Road Race of 2017, the Xiamen International Marathon, started promptly at 08:00 on Monday 2nd January and was dominated by Ethiopian athletes in both the men’s and women’s elite events.   In the men’s race, winner Lemi Berhanu took the lead from the start and never looked threatened, coming […]

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Hiber Radio Tribute to Miruts Yifter
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Arsenal’s Gedion Zelalem a transfer target for Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal youngster and United States under-23 international Gedion Zelalem is wanted by Borussia Dortmund, sources close to the German club have told ESPN FC. Zelalem, who was born in Germany and started his career at Hertha Berlin, has found it hard to make the breakthrough at Arsenal and Dortmund are monitoring his situation. The 19-year-old […]

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by Collins Okinyo It has been a year of mixed fortunes for Ethiopian football with a lot of emphasis and development put on grassroot football, women football, U20 and U17 team. The senior team Walia Ibex however did not perform as expected as they failed to qualify for both Afcon 2017 and crashed out of […]

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Ethiopia to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats

By: Reuters | Addis Ababa | Published :December 28, 2016 Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) said on Wednesday. The Horn of Africa country has for many years dominated distance running […]

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IAAF 2016 end-of-year reviews: Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana

(IAAF) — The hunt for the first sub-14:10 has been going on ever since Tirunesh Dibaba ran her 14:11.15 in Oslo in 2008. Last year Genzebe Dibaba and Almaz Ayana took turns, but in 2016 the record assault involved only world champion Ayana as Dibaba focused on the 1500m. Ayana first went to work at the IAAF […]

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Eritrean Tesfom wins 2016 African Cyclist award

Eritrean Tesfom Okubamariam has been named the 2016 Tropicale Amissa Bongo African Cyclist of the Year in a ceremony held on Wednesday evening in Libreville, Gabon. The 26-year-old was voted by a jury chaired by the five-time winner of the Tour de France, Bernard Hinault and included 25 other personalities from Africa and Europe among […]

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Ethiopia: First wheelchair basketball tournament ends with a win

The game clock was ticking down when a sharp-shooting player from the Addis Ababa wheelchair basketball team threw up a well-aimed shot. A game-winning score! Alemu Yosef couldn’t hide his disappointment. A member of the opposing team from Assala, Alemu vowed that his team would win next year’s tournament. Though his team ended up just […]

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Feyisa Lilesa finished fourth in 2016 Honolulu Marathon

December 11, 2016: Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa finished fourth in his first debut after Rio Olympic protest. He clocked 2:15:57 in today’s Honolulu marathon. Feyisa walked the last 100 meters with his famous hands in ‘X’ in silent protest. His compatriot Deribe Roba finished third clocking 2:13:43. The official result is below.   Men […]

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Ethiopia’s Ayana and Usain Bolt win top 2016 IAAF awards

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with IAAF Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with IAAF Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana has been named the female World Athletes of the Year at the International Association of Athletics Federation’s Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Friday. Ayana had a record-breaking 2015. After recording the fastest 10,000m debut in history […]

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Worknesh Degefa & Eliud Kipchoge take win men and women’s titles

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Worknesh Degefa & Eliud Kipchoge take win men and women’s titles

Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa caused a slight surprise when she took the women’s title in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in 1:07:42. Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, winner of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games marathon title, won the men’s category in 59:44 followed by Yigrem Demelash of Ethiopia..  Despite Degefa being the fastest woman in the field, all eyes were on the reigning world half marathon champion […]

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43000 take part in Africa’s largest race in Ethiopia

By Addis Getachew | ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia’s capital was decked in green, red and yellow Sunday as 43,000 people took part in Africa’s largest running event. The Great Ethiopian Run — a 10 kilometer (6 mile) route through Addis Ababa — saw elite athletes as well as ordinary Ethiopians of all ages and abilities take […]

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A hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

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A hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

A deflected free-kick in the first half, a penalty after 71 minutes and a fine counter-attacking finish were enough to give the visitors the bragging rights and make Ronaldo the top scorer in the history of the derby. Atletico started with Antoine Griezmann in attack, despite concerns over a foot injury, but the France star […]

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Dadi Bayene of Ethiopia wins Richmond Marathon

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Dadi Bayene of Ethiopia wins Richmond Marathon

RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WRIC) — An Ethiopian runner has won the 39th annual Richmond marathon. According to race results available on the organizers’ website, Dadi Bayene came in first Saturday at the Anthem Richmond Marathon with a time of 2 hours 19 minutes and 36 seconds. Bayene finished just three seconds in front of Peter Limo […]

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The 2016 World Athlete of the Year nominees have been announced

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The 2016 World Athlete of the Year nominees have been announced

This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2016 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Awards Night in Monaco on Friday 2 December 2016. The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 men and 10 women nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, […]

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Ethiopian Hirut Guangul makes powerful gesture in 4-peat

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Ethiopian Hirut Guangul makes powerful gesture in 4-peat

MOLINE — As Hirut Guangul, of Ethiopia, crossed the Quad Cities Marathon finish line as the first woman overall for the fourth consecutive year, she crossed her arms above her head in an “X”. Guanhul became the first QCM four-time champion, but the moment became larger than just her athletic achievement on Sunday morning. “I […]

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Alemneh Wase on Kenenisa Bekele

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Alemneh Wase on Kenenisa Bekele

Alemneh Wase on Kenenisa Bekele

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Winner of Mississauga CanKen 5K race protests in support of Ethiopia’s Oromo people

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Winner of Mississauga CanKen 5K race protests in support of Ethiopia’s Oromo people

Ethiopia’s Hajin Tola won the inaugural CanKen 5K road race in Mississauga, Ont. on Sunday and performed a political protest by crossing his wrists to form an “X.” (Photo: Happy Films Photography.)   The inaugural CanKen 5K road race was held on Sunday in Mississauga, Ont. in an effort to strengthen Kenya-Canada relations through sport, […]

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Rwanda draws Tanzania, Ethiopia in Cecafa Women championship

Group A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi & Zanzibar Group B: Ethiopia, Tanzania & Rwanda Fixtures: September 12 Tanzania vs Rwanda September 14 Rwanda vs Ethiopia Rwanda women national football team has drawn Tanzania and Ethiopia in Group B alongside Tanzania and Ethiopia in the 2016 Cecafa Women Championship which will be in Jinja, Uganda from September […]

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Ethiopian Athletics Leaders Asked to Resign After Poor Rio Olympic Performance

The leaders of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF), who have been blamed for the country’s mediocre performance at the just ended Rio Olympic Games, have also been asked to resign. On Friday, the Ethiopian Athletes Interim Committee comprised of coaches, elite and veteran athletes said the heads of the EAF are to blame for the […]

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Genzebe Dibaba Victorious at Women’s 3000m IAAF Diamond League Lausanne 2016 | Video

Ethiopia: Genzebe Dibaba Victorious at Women’s 3000m IAAF Diamond League Lausanne 2016 | Video

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Feyisa Lalesie: I am not going back to Ethiopia

(BBC) An Olympic marathon runner from Ethiopia staged a daring protest against his home government when he crossed the line in Rio on Sunday. As he took the silver medal, Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms above – a gesture made by the Oromo people who have suffered brutal police crackdowns. Lilesa is from Oromia, home […]

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Ethiopia’s Ayana smashes world record to win 10,000m gold in Rio

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Ethiopian Almaz Ayana smashed one of the longest-held records in athletics here Friday to win the 10,000m as the Olympic track and field competition got off to an electrifying start. Ayana, 24, pulled away from the leading pack midway through the 25-lap race at the Olympic stadium and never let […]

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Getnet Wale of Ethiopia fell at the water jump. TWICE. Yet he still claimed bronze

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Getnet Wale of Ethiopia fell at the water jump. TWICE. Yet he still claimed bronze

Getnet Wale of Ethiopia fell at the water jump. TWICE. Yet he still claimed bronze

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Eth Kalkidan FENTIE wins WOMEN’S 5000M

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Eth Kalkidan FENTIE wins WOMEN’S 5000M

IAAF WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 Kalkidan Fentie arrived in Bydgoszcz with limited international experience to her name but any winner of an Ethiopian middle or long distance title – be it at U20 or senior level – should be respected heading into a global competition. The 18-year-old was one of the slowest in the field […]

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The story of a Somali Olympian refugee who died at sea is the subject of a new graphic novel

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The story of a Somali Olympian refugee who died at sea is the subject of a new graphic novel

Since 2012, more than 11,300 refugees have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. Among them: Samia Yusuf Omar, a 21-year-old runner from Somalia who undertook the voyage in the hopes of getting closer to her goal of competing in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Omar’s remarkable story is captured by German artist […]

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Home » AFCON 2017 » Latest News » National Teams » Walias » Ethiopia 3 Algeria 3: Ethiopian players’ ratings Ethiopia 3 Algeria 3: Ethiopian players’ ratings

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Home » AFCON 2017 » Latest News » National Teams » Walias » Ethiopia 3 Algeria 3: Ethiopian players’ ratings Ethiopia 3 Algeria 3: Ethiopian players’ ratings

After the Walyas made headlines for their 7-1 capitulation in Blida at the hands of the Desert Foxes, expectations among Ethiopian fans that their team might pull off an upset of any kind were understandably low, despite the home field advantage and the high altitude at Addis Ababa stadium. Ethiopian fans, despite the packed stadium, […]

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Tom Saintfiet: “Money isn’t an issue, I want to coach Ethiopia and can start immediately!”

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Tom Saintfiet: “Money isn’t an issue, I want to coach Ethiopia and can start immediately!”

By Zecharias Zelalem Former Namibia, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Malawi, Ethiopia and Togo national team coach Tom Saintfiet believes he is the best option to succeed the recently fired Yohannes Sahle as Ethiopian national team coach. Yohannes Sahle, has finally been given the sack after a poor run of results saw Ethiopia exit the 2016 CHAN tournament […]

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Ethiopian Athletics Clarifies Ties With James Aden, Coach of Genzebe Dibaba, After His Arrest Over Doping

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Ethiopian Athletics Clarifies Ties With James Aden, Coach of Genzebe Dibaba, After His Arrest Over Doping

Ethiopian Athletics Federation has released a statement distancing itself from James Aden, the coach of Ethiopia’s 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba,, following his arrest in Spain in an anti-doping probe. Aden, a Somali national, was arrested last week after Spanish authorities raided his hotel room in Sabadell, Catalonia. EPO, a blood-boosting drug, and several unidentified […]

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BREAKING: Genzebe Dibaba’s coach arrested in doping raid

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The coach of World 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba and other long-distance runners was arrested near Barcelona after Spanish police raided his hotel room and found traces of EPO and other banned substances on Monday. Jama Aden, a Somalian, was detained along with one of his unnamed trainers from Morocco, as the […]

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Satellites game against Ethiopia rained-off

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Satellites game against Ethiopia rained-off

The 2017 U20 Afcon qualifier between the Black Satellites of Ghana and the Red Foxes of Ethiopia has been rained off, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm. A heavy downpour that preceded the clash forced the postponement as match officials insists the game cannot be played due to the soggy nature of the pitch. Ghana lost the first […]

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Euro 2016: England 1-1 Russia | Video Highlights

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Euro 2016: England 1-1 Russia | Video Highlights

England 1-1 Russia | Video Highlights

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Euro 2016: France 2-1 Romania Video Highlights

Dimitri Payet’s spectacular late winner gave hosts France victory over Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 amid a huge security operation at the Stade de France. On an emotional evening at the same venue where suicide bombers struck in the November attacks that killed 130 people across the city, Payet ensured the game […]

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