Number of Athletes: 37+
Sports: Boxing, Athletics
Medal Prospects: Athletics
Athens Medals: 7

The Ethiopia Olympic Team first participated in an Olympic Games in 1956 and have won a total of 31 medals, all of which have come from Athletics.

The Ethiopians are a formidable force in long distance running taking home 7 medals in Athens, 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Medalists from 2004 to watch out for are Kenenisa Bekele and Sileshi Sihine who took Gold and Silver in the Men’s 10,000m, Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba who took gold and bronze in the Women’s 5000m.

Kenenisa Bekele sets new Olympic record in men’s 5000m

Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia has won the gold medal in the men’s 5000 meters setting a new Olympic Record time of 12:57.82.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the silver medal and Edwin Cheruiyot Soi also from Kenya won the bronze medal.

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Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has won the gold medal in the women’s 5000 meters at the Beijing Olympics adding to her gold she won in the 10,000.
Elvan Abeylegesse won the silver medal and Meseret Defar also from Ethiopia won the bronze.


Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia has won the gold medal in the men’s 10,000 meters setting an Olympic record, with a time of 27:01.17.
Sihine Sileshi also from Ethiopia won the silver medal with a time of - 27:02.77.
Micah Kogo from Kenya and Moses Ndiema Masai also from Kenya ran the same time of: 27:04.11, but only [...]


Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia has run the women’s 10,000 meters in 29:54.68 setting a new Olympic record and winning a gold medal.
Silver went to Elvan Abeylegesse from Turkey and the bronze went to Shalane Flanagan from the United States.


Asafa Powell beat the world record holder Usain Bolt by just one-hundredth of a second at the DN Galan meet.
He won the 100 meter sprint in 9.88 seconds. Bolt was a little slow out of the starting blocks and almost caught Asafa Powell at the finishing line.
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure from Norway came third [...]


Kenenisa Bekele was named in both the 5000 and 10,000 meters at the Beijing Olympics.
Tirunesh Dibaba was also named in both events in the women’s event.
Although it is still uncertain if they will compete in both events.
“Bekele wants to run the two races,” the athlete’s agent Jos Hermens told AFP.
“He is in very [...]


Brad Walker broke an eight year old American record at the Prefontain Classic.
“The track’s good, we’ll say that,” Walker said. “Eugene, when the weather’s nice, is probably one of the best places to jump. The American record’s here for me now. I know that it’s a great place to jump. I know I’m confident that [...]