Losing a Shoe Didn’t Stop This Ethiopian Runner from Advancing to the Olympic Finals

Losing a Shoe Didn’t Stop This Ethiopian Runner from Advancing to the Olympic Finals

Ethiopian runner Etenesh Diro was representing her country in the women’s 300-meter steeplechase race in the Rio Olympics on Saturday when her right shoe came half-off. Tangling up with some other competitors in the middle of the pack, Diro – who placed fifth in 2012’s London Olympics – struggled for a few seconds to put her shoe back on completely. But as runners passed her by, she gave up – ripping it off completely and tossing it to the side. A few steps later, the 25-year-old athlete pulled her right…

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Ethiopia names team of 43 athletes for Rio

Ethiopia names team of 43 athletes for Rio

Ethiopian Athletics Federation has named a team of 43 athletes, including reserves, who will represent the country at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.According to a statement the Federation sent to FBC today, the flowing athletes were selected for Rio. Marathon-Men 1. Lemi Berhanu 2. Tesfaye Abara 3. Feyisa Lelisa 4. Lelisa Desisa (reserve) Marathon-Women 1. Tigist Tufa 2. Mare Dibaba 3. Tirfi Tsegaye 4.Aberu Kebede (reserve) 10,000m-Men 1. Yigerem Demelash 2. Tamirat Tola 3. Abadi Haddis 4. Ibrahim Jeilan (reserve) 10000m-Women 1. Almaz Ayana 2. Gelete Burka 3. Tirunesh Dibaba…

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Ethiopian member of the Olympic Refugee Team 2016

Ethiopian member of the Olympic Refugee Team 2016

Athletes from Syria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia all will march together under one flag at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August. In a historic first, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Friday that a team of 10 refugees will compete at the games. To draw attention to the highest level of refugees worldwide since World War II, the athletes on the Refugee Olympic Team will carry the Olympic flag before host country Brazil during the opening ceremonies. “These refugee athletes will show the…

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5 Ethiopian athletes failed for meldonium

5 Ethiopian athletes failed for meldonium

Five of the six Ethiopian athletes suspended and under investigation for doping by the country’s authorities tested positive for the newly banned substance meldonium, the national track team doctor said on Friday. Two of the six would have likely made Ethiopia’s team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro “if they were clean,” Ayalew Tilahun told The Associated Press in an interview coinciding with a visit to the East African country by a delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency. Ayalew didn’t give any names or say what substance the sixth…

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