Tag: Rio Olympics

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“I am not seeking asylum in the US” Feyisa Lilesa

For Feyisa Lilesa, the Oromo marathoner who won a silver medal for Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics, his thoughts go to friends and family dying and disappearing in anti-government protests. Lilesa grew

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Ebisa Ejigu replicates Olympic medallist’s political protest in Canada

Following the protest and the political ups and downs it has now been over weeks since different peoples started showing off their disagreement on social

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African Sports Federation Honours Feyisa Lilesa

The African Sports Federation (ASF) said it is honoring the 'determination, courage and the act of bravery' by Feyisa Lilesa which took place in the

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Feyisa Lilesa's protest shines spotlight on unrest in Ethiopia

When marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finish line at the Rio Olympics, he crossed his arms above his head in an "X", a

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Robert Mugabe Orders Arrest Of Olympic Team Members Who Did Not Win Any Medals In Rio

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members

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Usain Bolt Donates All His $20 Million Earnings From Rio Olympic To His Former School

Usain Bolt returned to Jamaica after winning gold medals at the Rio Olympics and has donated all the $20 million he earned to his high

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Ethiopia’s team from Rio arrives back home

An Ethiopia delegation who travelled to Brazil to participate at the Rio Olympics arrived back home yesterday. The delegation was received by senior government officials,

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Ethiopian Diaspora Raises Over $100K To Help Feyisa Lilesa

Ethiopian distance runner Feyisa Lilesa, a silver medal winner at the Rio Olympics, made headlines around the world when he crossed his wrists above his

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EBC Criticized for Censoring Feyisa Lelisa’s Finishing Line Marathon

Ethiopia’s state-owned TV network has refused to broadcast footage of one of its most successful Olympic athletes crossing the finishing line or receiving his medal

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Ethiopia pledges safe return for protest athlete

The athlete will be welcomed home along with other members of the country's Olympic squad. On Sunday, Lilesa, who came second to Kenyan favourite Eliud Kipchoge

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Almaz Ayana’s Performance In 5000m Race At Rio Olympics Questioned By Australian Athlete

ELOISE Wellings couldn’t believe Almaz ayana's Performance in Rio.  Part of the techniques of distance running is listening. A decent gauge of a, however, associate degree

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More about Almaz Ayana’s victory

Ethiopian long distance athlete, Almaz Ayana Eba, 25 was born in Benshangule Gumuz which is the southern part of the country. Starting with 3000m run for

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