Shortly after Ethiopia’s legendary running champion Haile Gebrselassie had been elected as head of his country’s athletics Federation in November 2016, the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Sebastian Coe, made his satisfaction very clear.
Gebrselassie insists resignation as President of Ethiopian Athletics Federation was a personal decision
Haile Gebrselassie has insisted that his decision to quit as the President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF), two years into his four-year term, was a personal one.
Ethiopian steeplechase runner Chala Beyo has been banned for two years from all competitions for assaulting his coach after learning he had not made the country’s team for next month’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London.
Ethiopian Athletics Federation to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, newly-elected President Gebrselassie says
Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) President Haile Gebrselassie has said the national governing body will start imposing lifetime bans on drug cheats as it strives to restore credibility in the wake of recent doping issues.
From where he was sitting in the Salle de Mer of Monaco’s Fairmont Hotel last Thursday, Haile Gebrselassie had a view clear over the Mediterranean Sea. But as his gaze fell on that mass of sun-dazzled, shifting water, his vision was of his Ethiopian homeland and what he hoped to do for those athletes following in his illustrious wake.
Long-distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie will aim to become the new President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) when elections are due to take place in Addis Ababa on Sunday (November 6).
Double Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie led a group of athletes and coaches which descended on the Ethiopia Athletics Federation (EAF) headquarters in protest against their Rio 2016 selection policy.
Genzebe Dibaba, controversially selected only for the 5,000 metres at next month’s International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Beijing four days after breaking the 22-year-old world record in the 1500m, will double up in China - and her coach, Jama Aden, believes she is capable of becoming the first woman under 3min 50sec for the latter distance.