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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Gebrselassie, other athletes protest at Ethiopia federation :: WRALSportsFan.com

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 — Distance running great Haile Gebrselassie was part of a group of athletes who protested against the Ethiopian track federation on Tuesday.
The athletes were protesting the federation's selection process for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Gebrselassie was part of a group of more than 100 athletes who gathered outside the National Stadium in Addis Ababa.
Gebrselassie told The Associated Press that the federation was "marred with incompetency." He was protesting against, among other things, the exclusion of Kenenisa Bekele from the marathon team for the games.
Bekele, the 5,000 and 10,000 meters world-record holder, was also present. Both he and Gebrselassie addressed the athletes.
A number of other athletes have complained about their exclusion from Ethiopia's Olympic team, claiming that the selection process is unfair.

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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.