Saturday, April 20, 2024


Coe defends World Athletics’ move to award...

Sebastian Coe has defended World Athletics’ decision to break with 128 years of Olympic tradition by becoming the first sport to give athletes prize money if they are victorious in Paris this summer. Coe said the surprise move, under which gold medal-winning athletes in each...

Ethiopia Nigd top Hawassa, Wolaitta and Dire...

Ethiopia Nigd continued their dominance at the top of the table with back-to-back wins after beating Hawassa City 2-1. Wolaitta Dicha and Dire Dawa City played to a 1-1 draw in the other fixture as the competitive season continues to unfold. It was Hawassa City...


The second day action of game week 21 saw goals late on rescuing a point for Kidus Giorgis and Fasil Kenema. In the early kickoff bottom placed Hambericho nearly missed on pulling one of the greatest upsets of the season as they conceded in the...

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Kenenisa out of Ethiopia’s 10,000m Rio...

Yigrem Demelash clocked a new personal best of 26:51.11 to win the Ethiopian 10,000m trials, meanwhile Kenenisa Bekele, world and Olympics record-holed, failed to make the Rio Olympics after he failed to finish the race, which was held on Wednesday in Hengelo. 

Doping scandal looms over Genzebe’s manager

A judge has released the coach of world 1,500-meter champion Genzebe Dibaba, three days after his arrest near Barcelona.

Tsgabu Grmay at Tour de France

MTN-Qhubeka made history last year by becoming the first African-registered team to participate in the Tour de France – with Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus the first Eritreans to compete – and this year will see a further milestone in the progress of African cycling as Tsgabu Grmay lines up as the Tour’s first ever Ethiopian.

Strong chance for Ethiopian double at...

There has only ever been one Ethiopian double in the 25-year history of the Corrida de Langueux, but history could repeat itself at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race over 10km on Saturday (18).

Ibrahim Jeilan shows Olympic medal potential...

Ibrahim Jeilan, the 2011 world 10,000m champion, relived his former glory and sent a sizeable Ethiopian contingent into rapturous celebrations at the Bauhaus-Galan in Stockholm on Thursday evening (16), the eighth stop of the IAAF Diamond League.

Controversy looms over athletes’ selection

With less than 60 days left for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) and athletes are at loggerheads with regard to the selection of marathon runners.
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IOC announces program for doping test

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a pre-Olympic testing program. The governing body indicated that the fight against doping is a priority for the IOC which has established a zero tolerance policy.

Almaz clocks second fastest 5000m ever

Almaz Ayana missed out on the women’s world 5000 meters record by just over five seconds at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Rabat two weeks ago and came, agonizingly, even closer in Rome as she stopped the clock at 14:12.59 on Thursday June 2, just 1.44 off the mark set by her Ethiopian compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba eight years ago.

Walias aim to boost chances

The Ethiopian National Team a.k.a. Walias will be seeking for the maximum points against Crocodiles of Lesotho in an away match that will be played in Maseru in a Group J Day Five clash to boost their chance. This will be the first match under new coach Gebremedhin Haile.

Gebremedhin named interim Walia coach

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has appointed Gebremedhin Haile as interim coach to take over from sacked Yohannes Sahle early this week.

IAAF World Cross Country Championships in...

After their team's triumphs on the track in Paris last summer, next weekend’s 32nd IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Brussels, Belgium (20/21 March) will be another chance for Ethiopia to prove itself as the world’s top long distance running nation.

Serving the youth

Mekele Youth Center (MYC) provides English language and computer courses as well as education on HIV/AIDS to the youth of Mekele, capital of the Tigray Regional State.
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