Ethiopia Struggles to Meet Olympic Medal Target

The target is four gold medals but time is running out and with athletes now failing, the target seems unrealistic.

Ethiopian prodigy Almaz Ayana took gold and three-time gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba took bronze.

  • Ethiopia:   Ethiopia and the Olympics

    Addis Fortune, 16 August 2016

    Ethiopia's first appearance at the Olympics takes us back 60 years, when the renowned cyclist, Geremew Demboba, received the full support, blessing and financial assistance of His… Read more »

  • Ethiopia:   Abebe Bikila and Olympics

    Ethiopian Herald, 16 August 2016

    Abebe Bikila won the Rome Olympic marathon in his debut in 1960. That was the first Olympic medal to the country and Africa. When Abebe started to pull away - he won the race in a… Read more »

  • Ethiopia:   Derartu and Olympics

    Ethiopian Herald, 16 August 2016

    The day that Derartu Tulu won the women's 10,000 meters race in Barcelona 1992 - draping the Ethiopian flag across her shoulders - was the historic day when the first black African… Read more »

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