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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 …
Miruts Yifter Dead: Tributes Pour in for one of Ethiopia’s Greatest Athletes who Died in Exile at 72
Several people have extended tributes and messages of condolences to the family of Miruts Yifter after the Ethiopian Athletics Federation confirmed the death of the two-time Olympic gold medalist on Friday.
Ethiopia’s Miruts Yifter, considered one of the greatest middle …
Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba Named Winner of 2014 Boston Marathon After Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo is Stripped of Title for Doping
Blood, sweat, and tears stained the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon, so the next year’s running of America’s most famous footrace was understandably all about redemption.
Now the rightful winner of the 2014 women’s race – Buzunesh Deba – …
Source: Geeska Africa
Ethiopia will bid to hosting of 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The plan to host the continental competition was revealed on Tuesday during a meeting between Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) president Juneidi Basha and CAF Secretary …
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has ratified Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana’s record-breaking 10,000-meter run which claimed Africa’s first gold medal at the just ended Rio Olympic games.
The IAAF on Tuesday validated Ayana’s world record 10,000-meter- race. …
Ethiopia’s 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder Kenenisa Bekele, who was left out of the country’s Rio Olympic athletic team, has won the 2016 Berlin Marathon.
On Sunday, Bekele won the marathon with a time of two hours, three …
Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn Blames US-Based Opposition Groups for Olympic Medalist Feyisa Lilesa’s Oromo Protest
Addis Ababa has blamed Ethiopian opposition groups in the United States for encouraging long distance runner Feyisa Lilesa to protest against the government at the just-ended Rio Olympic Games.
On Tuesday, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he suspects that …
Ethiopian Paralympic Athlete to Seek Asylum in the U.S. After Making Oromo Protest Sign at Rio Summer Olympics
Ethiopian Paralympian Tamiru Demisse showed solidarity with Oromia protesters—who have clashed with the country’s government—as he claimed a silver medal, following a protest gesture made by Olympic counterpart Feyisa Lilesa.
Demisse, who competed in the men’s 1,500-meter T13 …
Source: BBC News
Ethiopia’s national football team kept their faint hopes alive of qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Seychelles 2-1 at the Hawassa International Stadium in Awassa on Saturday.
The win gives Ethiopia a chance …
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, …
An Ethiopian athlete, who won the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the just ended Rio Olympic Games, is set to seek asylum after he staged a protest against the Ethiopian government as he crossed the finishing line.
U.S. anti-doping authorities have banned the Ethiopian winner of the 2016 Houston Marathon for 18 months after he tested positive for steroids.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced its decision to ban Gebo Burka this week, AFP reported.
Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana has set a new 10,000 meters world record to claim the first gold medal for Africa at the ongoing Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
On Friday, the 24-year-old long distance runner won the 10,000-meter race in 29 minutes …
An Ethiopian migrant was stabbed to death on Tuesday morning in France’s Calais migrant camp during violent clashes between groups from Africa and Afghanistan.
The massive brawl, which involved about 200 African and Afghan migrants, began around 2 a.m. …
Kenenisa Bekele Says Ethiopian Athletics Federation Knows Nothing About Athletics After Rio Olympic Snub
Ethiopia’s 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder, Kenenisa Bekele, who was not included in the country’s team for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has expressed his disappointment at the decision on Wednesday.
“I’m deeply disappointed and sad. I have …
Two Ethiopian athletes have been banned for four years after they failed a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) drug test.
Ethiopia’s Athletics Federation suspended male runner Teame Shumiye, and female runner Sintayehu Merga this week after WADA confirmed the presence of …
The coach of Ethiopia’s 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba, who was arrested in Spain last month during an anti-doping investigation, has said he is innocent.
Jama Aden claims the anti-doping officials who raided his Catalonia hotel room on June 20th …
Ethiopia’s world 5,000m champion Almaz Ayana has won her first career 10,000-meter race in Hengelo, Netherlands during Ethiopia’s Olympic trials.
Ayana made history on Wednesday with her 30:07:00 win, which is reportedly the fastest 10,000m debut performance time. Her finish …
The coach of Ethiopia’s 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba has been arrested in Spain as part of a long-running anti-doping investigation.
Jama Aden, a Somali national, was arrested on Monday after Spanish police raided his hotel room in Sabadell, Catalonia.…
Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele Lead More Than 100 Athletes in Protest Against Ethiopian Athletics Federation
A group of Ethiopian runners are protesting against the country’s athletics federation. The athletes are unhappy about the federation’s process of selecting a team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The athletes, who were reportedly over a …
Ethiopia’s legendary long distance coach Dr. Woldemeskel Kostre has died on Monday at the age of 69. The exact cause of his death has not been revealed
Kostre, who guided Ethiopia to claim 28 of its 38 Olympic medals, had …
Atsede Baysa, the Ethiopian winner of the 2016 Boston Marathon, has given her trophy to Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to finish the prestigious annual marathon.
Baysa, 29, won the women’s division of the 120th edition of the Boston …
Turkey’s Athletics Federation (TAF) has banned suspended Ethiopian-born Turkish middle and long distance runner Elvan Abeylegesse for two years. The TAF’s disciplinary committee announced Abeylegesse’s ban on Thursday after a new analysis of her urine samples from the 2007 World …
An Ethiopian long distance runner has died after being struck by a truck while training with other athletes along a highway in Addis Ababa.
The tragic incident happened over the weekend on a road in Sululuta, north of Addis Ababa, …
Ethiopia and Algeria drew 3-3 on Tuesday in a dramatic 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match.
Host Ethiopia started the game with fervor; their attacks on the Algerian defense in the first four minutes of the game earned …
A suspended Turkish-Ethiopian athlete has sued the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for technical lapses during the analysis of her urine samples. Elvan Abeylegesse reportedly filed a suit against the IAAF at the Monaco administrative court on Wednesday.
Ethiopia’s Endeshaw Negesse has reportedly failed a doping test. The 2015 Tokyo Marathon winner is one of nine Ethiopian athletes under investigation for doping after testing positive for banned substances.
Negesse, 27, reportedly tested positive for performance enhancement drug meldonium …
Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba broke the women’s world indoor mile record on Wednesday in Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe Arena, where she has set three consecutive world records.
Dibaba, 25, broke the record set 26 years ago by Romanian Doina Melinte in a …
The Cranes of Uganda qualified for the finals of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Thursday after defeating host Ethiopia 5-3 on penalties.
The trilling encounter, which was witnessed by over 40,000 fans who packed the National Stadium …
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has named Ethiopian middle and long distance runner Genzebe Dibaba as the female IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2015.
24-year-old Dibaba earned the award on Thursday after a stellar year on …
The revelation of the probe came Tuesday following a report that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may suspend …
Two west-African countries will represent Africa at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be staged in Papua New Guinea. Ghana and Nigeria earned their place in the competition over the weekend after defeating Ethiopia and South Africa respectively.…
The Botswanan government has asked the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to resettle 10 Eritrean football players recently granted political asylum because under the country’s constitution they would have to stay in a refugee camp for at least 10 years.…
Kenyan athletes continued their dominance of the New York City Marathon with wins in both the men’s and women’s division of the annual race this year.
On Sunday, in the men’s open race, two Kenyan runners took first and second …
The Botswanan government has finally granted asylum to 10 Eritrean footballers who defected and refused to return home after losing a 2018 World Cup qualifying match earlier this month.
According to Dick Bayford, lawyer of the team, the players were …
The culprit Julius Njogu finished second place in the Standard Chartered …