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Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana among three finalists for IAAF 2017 Award

Almaz Ayana is turning massive victories into a tradition.

Ethiopia’s 10,000m runner Almaz Ayana, Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi, and Belgium’s multi-event star Nafissatou Thiam were selected as the three finalists for the 2017 IAAF World Female Athlete of the Year Award.

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Inside the doping hotspot of Ethiopia: dodgy testing and EPO over the counter

The Guardian was able to purchase EPO

Guardian investigation shows how easy it is to obtain doping products, uncovers disorganisation at the Ethiopian anti-doping agency and catches leading athlete admitting to having taken performance-enhancing drugs.

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

Lily Abdullayeva, back home in Addis Ababa

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.

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Exiled Ethiopia athlete, Feyisa Lilesa, keeps running, winning and protesting

Feyisa Lilesa, keeps running, winning and protesting

His most recent feat was winning the 18th edition of the Bogota half marathon in Colombia, and after crossing the line in a time of 1: 04: 30 he again showed the anti-government gesture.

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Ethiopian runner assaults coach after missing worlds team

21-year-old steeplechase runner Chala Beyo

An Ethiopian athlete has been banned for two years for attacking his coach after learning he didn't make the team for next month's world championships in London.

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Kenenisa Bekele Not On Ethiopian World Team, Says He’s Not Fit

Kenenisa Bekele took a swipe at the Ethiopian Athletics Federation

The 35-year-old, who holds the world records in the 5K and 10K, told an Ethiopian media outlet that "I'm not fit to compete at the event" and he removed himself from consideration for selection.

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The untold story behind Ethiopian footballer Tadiwos Tessema

Ethiopian footballer Tadiwos Tessema

As things stand, Tessema’s role has turned from hero to zero, his football prowess now at the deep end for a boy who now sleeps on the streets with his dog.

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Ethiopian Athletics Federation to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats

Ethiopian Athletics Federation to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats

Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) President Haile Gebrselassie has said the national governing body will start imposing lifetime bans on drug cheats.

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Ethiopia: Almaz Ayana and Usain Bolt crowned 2016 World Athletes of the Year

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year

Ayana had a record-breaking year. After recording the fastest 10,000m debut in history in June, the Ethiopian went on to win the Olympic title at the distance in a world record of 29:17.45.

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Ethiopian martial artist protested in South Korea

Ethiopian martial artist Kassa Tegegn Yimer protested in South Korea

Just like Feyisa Lelisa crossed his hands at the finish line of the Rio Olympics, Ethiopian martial artist Kassa Tegegn Yimer declined to have his country's flag hoisted here in Cheongju despite his winning gold.

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Rio Olympics: Feyisa Lilesa shows solidarity with protesters in Ethiopia

The sign Lilesa was showing on the picture used by ethnic Oromo Protesters in Ethiopia.

Feyisa Lilesa shows his solidarity with protesters in Ethiopia as he wins Rio Olympics Marathon silver medal.

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Ethiopian Almaz Ayana breaks 10k world record

Ayana's winning time of 29min 17.45sec sliced nearly 14 seconds off the previous world best

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana produced one of the greatest runs in Olympic history to win the women's 10,000-meter final in 29:17:45, a world record.

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The Fat Ethiopian Olympic Swimmer Wasn’t His Country’s Best

The fat Ethiopian Olympic swimmer Robel Kiros Habte

The fat Ethiopian Olympic swimmer wasn't even his country's best swimmer, his father is thought to be the president of Ethiopia's Swimming Federation.

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Out-of-shape Ethiopian swimmer Robel Kiros Habte turns heads

Robel Kiros Habte touched the wall half a lap behind

Robel Kiros Habte touched the wall half a lap behind the last competitor to finish in 1 minute, 4.95 seconds. The slowest time to qualify for the top 16 was 48.58.

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How Countries Poach African Athletes To Win Olympic Medals

Mimi Belete Gebregeeiorges of Bahrain

Take Bahrain, their athletics men’s team has four athletes born in Kenya, three in Ethiopia, one in Nigeria, one in Morocco and none in Bahrain.

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Ethiopia’s Kalkidan Fentie wins 5000m – IAAF World U20 Championships

Fentie became the eighth Ethiopian to win the 5000m title, following in the footsteps of some redoubtable names

Fentie became the eighth Ethiopian to win the 5000m title, following in the footsteps of some redoubtable names including Meseret Defar and Genzebe Dibaba.

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Ethiopia: Officials said Kenenisa won’t make Olympic marathon team

Kenenisa Bekele took a swipe at the Ethiopian Athletics Federation

Bekele criticized federation officials by saying there is "a clear lack of competence and most them are chasing only personal interests." Bekele threatened to never run for Ethiopia again.

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Ethiopian Athletes Protest at Athletics Federation

Ethiopia and Kenya as being in "critical care" over their anti-doping programmes

A number of athletes have complained about their exclusion from Ethiopia's Olympic team, claiming that the selection process is unfair.

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Ethiopia: Kenenisa Bekele says Olympic marathon selection was biased and unjust

Kenenisa Bekele took a swipe at the Ethiopian Athletics Federation

I am very disappointed by the announcement that the Ethiopian Athletics Federation made about the selection of athletes.

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Ethiopian runners win 16th annual Buffalo Marathon

Senbeto Geneti Guteta

Hirut Guangul of Ethiopia defended her title in record-breaking fashion. After finishing in 2:39.1 in 2015, she shaved 35 seconds off that Sunday, crossing in 2:38.26.

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