Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Following the emergence of a new generation of medal hopefuls in both traditionally strong and previously unheralded events, those involved with the Ethiopian Olympic team are quietly confident of the nation’s prospects before the athletics events kick off on August 3, 2012, at the London Olympic Stadium. Elshadai Negash looks at the country’s hopes for glory in the English capital.
With a history of 56 years in participation and 52 in medaling, the Ethiopian team has long been Olympic aficionados’ pick for medals when the Summer Games come around every four years. The perennial favourites’ billing has existed largely due to medals in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres with sporadic success in the marathon. Read More.