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Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa wins the 2018 New York City Marathon

Lelisa Desisa Wins Men’s Title at the 2018 New York City Marathon..

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s race in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with a time of 2 hours 5 minutes and 59 seconds, surging ahead of two other runners near the finish in Central Park.

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Ethiopia, Eritrea set to play first match in two decades

Ethiopia, Eritrea set to play first match in two decades.

The match would be played in late August in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, the agency said on its twitter feed.

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[VIDEO] Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega wins Diamond League men’s 5,000m race

Ethiopia's Selemon Barega wins Diamond League.

Barega won the men's 5,000m race in a time of 13:04.05 while St. Catharines, Ontario's Mohammed Ahmed finished fourth with a season best time.

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Esayas Jira elected as new boss of Ethiopia Football Federation

Esayas Jira, the newly elected president of Ethiopia's Football Federation.

Esayas Jira has been voted in as the new head of Ethiopia's Football Federation (EFF), following a long and protracted presidential election.

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Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar wins San Diego women’s half-marathon

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia won the women's Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia won the women's Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon on Sunday.

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Attacked Ethiopian referee unconvinced by federation assurances

Iyassu Fente, the referee who was assaulted.

Iyassu Fente, the referee who was assaulted prompting the suspension, is not convinced things will change.

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Ethiopia’s Walelegn clocks 59:50 Turkish All-comers record at Istanbul half marathon

Amdework Walelegn stormed to a Turkish all-comers record at the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon.

Ethiopia’s Amdework Walelegn stormed to a Turkish all-comers record on Sunday (8) at the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon.

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Ethiopia’s Rahma Tusa wins third straight Rom marathon title

Rahma Tusa wins the Rome Marathon - again

Ethiopian Rahma Tusa won a third straight title at ACEA Rome Marathon on Sunday (8), clocking 2:23:46 at this IAAF Silver Label road race.

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Zamalek knocked out of Confed Cup by Ethiopia’s Welayta Dicha

Wolayta Dicha is an Ethiopian football club based in Wolayta Soddo.

Egyptian giants Zamalek suffered a humiliating exit from the African Confederation Cup on Sunday, losing 4-3 on penalties at home to Ethiopia's Welayta Dicha in the second leg of their last-32 tie.

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Ethiopia’s Dibaba clocks second fastest indoor 1500m of all-time to top five world leads in Karlsruhe

Genzebe Dibaba powered to the second fastest indoor 1500m of all time.

Living up to her meeting poster girl billing, Genzebe Dibaba powered to the second fastest indoor 1500m of all time to highlight the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Saturday.

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Fixtures

It’s been three and a ...

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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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