Ethiopian Athletics Federation Plan to Lift Kenenisa Bekele’s Ban : Sources

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say Ethiopia’s track federation plans to lift the suspension it placed on Olympic distance running champion Kenenisa Bekele, clearing the way... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Olympic champions Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba Banned From Competition With Other 35 Athlets

Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia’s Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion, is among 35 athletes banned from competition by their national federation in a row over training. The Ethiopian Athletics Federation, angry over flagging... Read more »

Tirunesh Dibaba back on track to retain Olympic titles

The headline in the Daily Nation spelt it out in black and white on Monday morning. “Kenyans beware: Tiru’s back,” it trumpeted. Sadly, “Tiru” – Tirunesh Dibaba – has never received the... Read more »
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba celebrates her victory

Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba wins 10,000m at African championships

NAIROBI — Double Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba restored Ethiopia’s track pride when she won the women’s 10,000m at the African athletics championships here on Saturday. The 24-year-old proved she has overcome the... Read more »