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By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 27th, 2013
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Bekoji, Ethiopia (CNN) — It might be many miles away from the usual sporting capitals of the world, but when it comes to long-distance running there’s one tiny place that’s setting the pace. Nestled amidst rolling farmlands on the green hills of southern central Ethiopia, Bekoji is ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 2nd, 2013
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(CNN) — It could be the spartan living environment, or perhaps growing up in the thin air nearly 3,000 meters above sea level — or maybe it’s the influence of a legendary local coach. Whatever its secret, a remote mountain town in Ethiopia has produced a string of world-beating dist...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Oct 15th, 2012
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By ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Ethiopia is known for the best and the worst. Ethiopia is known for the legendary hospitality and charm of its people, unrivaled beauty of its picturesque landscape, fabulous coffee and, of course, unbeatable distance runners. Ethiopia is also known as the epicenter of human rig...
By IndepthAfrica
In Sports
Sep 8th, 2012
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Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka stormed into the final of the US Open with crushing victories in yesterday’s semis to set up a classic showdown between the greatest player of her generation and the current world number one. Williams was at her ruthless best as she demolished Italian Sara ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2012
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By; Kiflu Hussain As I write this, three days have already gone by since the Olympic torch was extinguished in London until it would light up again in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Because of my distance from sports as manifested by a budding beer guts, I had no intention of pontificating on Olympics. Yet,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 14th, 2012
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By Onochie Anibeze, Vanguard London — Truly, Bolaji Abdullahi was appointed sports minister and chairman of the National Sports Commission a few months to the Olympic Games and there was nothing much he could have done to change the impending doom then that has now manifested at the 2012 London Olymp...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 12th, 2012
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LONDON Oscar Pistorius was chosen to carry South Africa’s flag at the closing ceremony for the London Olympics. Pistorius wrote on Twitter on Sunday prior to the ceremonies: “Really feel honoured … What a great ending to the games it’ll be!” The double-amputee runner competed in the men’s 400 m...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Aug 12th, 2012
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Novak Djokovic won his second straight Rogers Cup title and third overall with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Richard Gasquet of France on Sunday night. It’s the top-seeded Serbian’s first title since winning the ATP Masters stop in Miami four months back and comes exactly a week after losing a ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 10th, 2012
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Meseret Defar put in a strong kick as reigning Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba faded on the home stretch, overtaking her Ethiopian teammate to win the women’s 5,000 meters Friday. Defar completed the race in 15 minutes, 4.25 seconds to earn her second gold medal at the distance. She won the ev...
By IndepthAfrica
In Olympics
Aug 9th, 2012
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Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m in emphatic style tonight, earning his title as the world’s greatest ever sprinter. The 25-year-old Jamaican powered home in 19.32 seconds, just a fraction outside the Olympic record of 19.30 – and he raised the roof on the Olympic Stadium by dropping t...