About

Ethiosports is a US-based Media Service promoting Ethiopia as a great destination for Adventure, Culture & Heritage, Sports, Travel & Tourism.

When Ethiosports was first created back in 1999, its primary function was to provide news and information on Ethiopian soccer and athletics. But after more than a decade of valuable service, we felt that it was time to expand our service to Travel & Tourism. 

Our Mission

  • To connect & promote the US and Ethiopia in Adventure, Lifestyle, Sports, Travel & Tourism.
  • To serve as an information forum for adventure travelers to share their experience in Ethiopia and in the US.
  • To create a platform for travel & tourism-related companies and others to advertise their products & services.
  • To bring together entrepreneurs and investors to discuss tourism-related investment opportunities in the country. 

Ethiopian Athletes

Although soccer remains the most popular sport in Ethiopia, the country is known by the rest of the world as home to some for greatest long distance runners, including legendary Abebe Bikila, who put the country on the athletics map of the world when he won the 1960 Rome Olympics’ marathon barefoot. Mamo Wolde and Miruts Yifter followed in his footsteps as did many others such as Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, Meseret Defar, etc….

High Altitude Training

Ethiopia, together with Kenya, is a power in long distance running in the world. While no one can dispute that Ethiopian athletes excel in international competitions because of their hard work, dedication and discipline, training at high altitude gives them a much needed edge. International athletes have also taken notice and are now frequent visitors of Haile Gebrselassie’s Yaya Village and Kenenisa Bekele’s in Sendafa . 

Ethiopia’s Tourism Potential

Ethiopia is a country blessed with great history and culture. Furthermore, the country has beautiful landscapes, which are suitable for a range of outdoor activities, including walking, fishing, bird watching, mountain and rock climbing, white-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, trekking, caving and paragliding. However the link between tourism and sport activities in the country has not been adequately promoted.  

1 million Ethiopians in the US

The number of Ethiopians & Ethiopian-Americans living and working in the United States is estimated to be around 1 million. They often travel to Ethiopia and within the US. Ethiosports will serve as a great platform for travel and tourism-related companies to explore this niche & untapped market.   

News, Press Releases & Articles – We post the latest news & information and also welcome your press releases and articles. Please send yours at: mamo@ethiosports.com. 

Travel Deals & Offers: Ethiosports will publish news & information on airlines, tours, hotels and restaurants’ deals & offers. So, send us yours.  

Share your Experience: We invite you to share your travel experience (including photos/videos) in Ethiopia & here in the US.  

Partners & Sponsors: We will work with any and all organizations, institutions and businesses to create mutually-beneficial opportunities. Send us all your sponsors’ queries at: mamo@ethiosports.com. 

Thank you

Mamo Gebrehiwot, Founder & Publisher –mamo@ethiosports.co

Oregon, USA

Email: mamo@ethiosports.com
Website: www.ethiosports.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ethiosports

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EthiopiaSports

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Support Ethiosports

Support Ethiosports by becoming a sponsor, and in return:

  • We’ll place your Company’s Logo on every page and post of our site.
  • We’ll post your News, Press Releases & Events Calendar, which will be indexed in main search engines such as Google News, Yahoo, Bing and more
  • We’ll list your Deals & Offers and much more.

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Ethiosports Media Kit

Ethiosports Media Kit

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For additional information, please contact Mamo Gebrehiwot, Founder & Publisher at: mamo@ethiosports.com.
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