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Despite protests over the exclusion of Ethiopia’s long distance champion, Kenenisa Bekele from representing his country in the Rio Olympics in August, the Ethiopian Athletics Federation said on Wednesday that they will not reconsider their selection criteria to make room for the runner. The officials insist that Bekele did not met the set of rules that would see him become part of a four-man team. “We have a criteria to select athletes for the Olympic Games, unfortunately one of our best and most famous athlete has not met these requirements. If we don’t take Kenenisa to the Games, it is not because we hate him, it is because he did not gather enough points during the selection to go to the games,” said the Ethiopian Athletics Federation president Alebachew Nigusse displayAdvert("mpu_3") If we don't take Kenenisa to the Games, it is not because we hate him, it is because he did not gather enough points during the selection to go to the games Ethiopian officials: Bekele won't make Olympic marathon team. https://t.co/jRqB0XUce7 #RoadToRio— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) June 8, 2016 Bekele is a three-time Olympic champion and the 5,000 and 10000 metres world record holder. He
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