8 August 2012- Ethiopian 1500m runner Mekonnen Gebremedhin endured yet another major championship tactical gaffe to finish sixth in the men’s 1500m on the fifth day of athletics action at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The 25-year old, whose only major championship senior medal so far came through a bronze in the 2010 African athletics championships,
7 August 2012- Ethiopia's quest for a first ever medal in the 800m suffered a major setback today with the announcement that national record holder Fantu Magiso has been ruled out of the Games.
In a statement to the media, Ethiopian Athletics Federation technical director Dube Jillo confirmed that the 19-year old African junior 400m champion suffered a leg injury in training and has failed to recover in time for Wednesday's 800m first round.
6 August 2012 - Tiki Gelana survived torrential rain, a fall during the race, and cutthroat world class competition to win Ethiopia’s second gold in the women’s marathon in the second day of athletics action at the 2012 London Olympic Games on Sunday.
The 24-year old, who is the national record holder over the event, clocked 2:23.07 to break the Olympic marathon record in her first ever race running in Ethiopian colors.
7 August 2012- A battling performance in the last 100m of the race gave Etihopian Sofia Assefa a historic bronze medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase final at the 2012 London Olympic Games on Monday night.
The 24-year old, who had finished sixth in last year’s world championships in Daegu, bode her time behind the main challengers before outkicking Kenya’s African record holder Milcah Chemos for bronze in a time of 9:09.84 with victory going to Russian Yuliya Zaripova, ahead of Tunisian Habiba Ghribi.
5 August 2012- Ethiopian Tariku Bekele won his first ever major championship medal on Saturday evening with a bronze in the Olympic men’s 10000m in a race won by Britain’s Mohammed Farah.
In a shock race of extraordinary proportions,