Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Mixed emotions for Ethiopians in Daegu

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Ethiopians wept tears of sorrow and then joy as the 10,000 metres pendulum swung ferociously from the depths of a falling champion to the heights of a brand new star.

BANYANA Banyana have promised South Africans that the team will qualify for the 2012 London Olympics after demolishing Ethiopia 3-0 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Monday, August 29th, 2011

"South African women's soccer will be represented at the Olympics for the first time next year," said striker Noko "Beep Beep" Matlou, who scored all three goals.

Ibrahim Jeilan wins 10,000 meteres in Daegu

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Mo Farah has admitted he "did not have a clue" about the athlete who pipped him to World Championship glory in the 10,000 metres in Daegu.

Arsenal takes look at Gedion Zelalem, a 14-year-old Ethiopian-German living in Washington

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

By Steven Goff A 14-year-old German with Ethio­pian roots and a U.S. green card who lives in the Washington area might have a future in England. Gedion Zelalem trained with Arsenal at London Colney for 10 days this summer. Zelalem’s father said a plan is in place for his son, a central midfielder, to ...

Ethiopian Bekele To Defend World Title In Daegu

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21, 2011 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ethiopia's four-time 10,000m world champion Kenenisa Bekele will take part in the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea this month, announced by the Ethiopia Athletics Federation (EAF) Sunday. Bekele has been entered to compete in both the men's 5,000m and 10,000m at ...

Ethio­pian heritage camp in Va. offers tradition, togetherness to adopted African kids and their families

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

At a rustic summer camp in Virginia’s Shenandoah Mountains, wedged between a monster water park and a Golden Corral restaurant, a raucous, Ethiopian feast unspooled and 9-year-old Mati found her groove at last. There was a pony, an African marketplace and piles of injera bread. There was a drumbeat that grew ...

Ethiopian turns into Kennewick Cal Ripken ace

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

KENNEWICK -- When Mel Crowley takes the mound, he means business. Armed with a fastball and a curveball aptly named 'Mr. Nasty,' the right-handed pitcher has his Kennewick National team in the Pacific Northwest Cal Ripken Major 70-foot Regional Tournament that begins Thursday in Kennewick.

Banyana geared up for Olympic qualifiers

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Banyana Banyana, set to face Ethiopia in August and September for a place at the London Games, lost 1-0 to hosts Zimbabwe in the Cosafa final in Harare on Saturday.

Olympic Women Soccer: Ethiopia 1 Ghana 0

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian national women soccer team “Lucy” has beaten the “Black Queens” of Ghana 1-0 here on Sunday in the Second Round first leg qualifying for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Ethiopians bide their time before making move to win

Monday, April 4th, 2011

CARLSBAD — Two miles into Sunday’s Carlsbad 5000, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, tired of an Ethiopian rival staying glued to his shoulder, expressed his displeasure. Kipchoge turned toward Dejen Gebremeskel, waved his left hand forward, then pointed in front of him.