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IOC revises Olympic Games Qualifications Principles

As part of the “Here We Go” Task Force currently addressing a list of questions raised due to the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force has approved a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 Qualification System Principles. 

EAF pledges 4.5 mln birr for athletics team

The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) has pledged 4.5 million birr to go towards the national athletics team after its executive committee members reached an agreement.  According to the EAF’s announcement, 211 athletes, recruited for the Olympics team and 56 coaches will each earn 15,000 birr.

Olympic Solidarity Program for Tokyo 2020 extends into 2021

More than 1,600 athletes from 185 National Olympic committees (NOC) and refugee athletes benefiting from the Olympic solidarity programs related to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; will continue to enjoy this support up to the games of the xxxii Olympiad, which will now be celebrated from 23 July to 8 august 2021.

EOC suspends 2020 Tokyo Olympic preparations

The Ethiopian Olympic Committee (EOC) announced it has put its regular preparations for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics on hiatus. The 2020 games was postponed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi postponed

World Athletics, together with the Government of Kenya and Athletics Kenya have made the decision to postpone the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 held in 7-12 July, due to the ongoing challenges posed by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) internationally.

EPL matches postponed

The Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) weekly football games have been postponed for a couple of weeks due to COVID 19. The Ethiopian Premier League share company has announced that match week 18 fixtures will be held on April 4 and 5.

5k women’s race set for Sunday

The 17th edition of the Great Ethiopian Run (GER) women’s 5km road race is to take place on Sunday in Addis Ababa. Over 200 elites athletes are expected to take part in the competition with 15,000 participants expected to show. The race is officially sponsored by Vodacom. The telecommunications giant will be the official sponsor this year’s race, The Reporter has learnt.  

FIFA congress postponed due to COVID-19

The 70th edition of FIFA congress, scheduled to be held in Addis Ababa, has been rescheduled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. FIFA stated that, on account of the spread of COVID-19, numerous international bodies and public bodies have advised against the organization of international events.