Interview with Asmera Shumeye

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Haile Gebrselassie was elected as the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation amid discontent over mismanagement of the country’s track body, in a closed-door assembly held late on Saturday (November 05). He is expected to help improve efficiency as the country deals with doping investigations and poor results on the track. Ethiopia, which alongside neighbour Kenya has for many years dominated distance running, had its credibility questioned earlier this year when six of its athletes came under investigation for doping. displayAdvert("mpu_3") It subsequently announced that it would carry out tests on up to 200 athletes. Nearly unbeatable on the track in his prime, Gebrselassie won the first of eight indoor and outdoor world championship gold medals at Stuttgart in 1993 and went on to hold world records from the 5,000 meters to the marathon. He won Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters in 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney. Gebrselassie says he wants to improve the country’s image and work more closely with athletes because he understands their needs. “My plan is to go to the athlete. I don’t sit here in Addis and wait for the new coming athlete. I don’t do that. I have" />
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Haile Gebrselassie was elected as the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation amid discontent over mismanagement of the country’s track body, in a closed-door assembly held late on Saturday (November 05). He is expected to help improve efficiency as the country deals with doping investigations and poor results on the track. Ethiopia, which alongside neighbour Kenya has for many years dominated distance running, had its credibility questioned earlier this year when six of its athletes came under investigation for doping. displayAdvert("mpu_3") It subsequently announced that it would carry out tests on up to 200 athletes. Nearly unbeatable on the track in his prime, Gebrselassie won the first of eight indoor and outdoor world championship gold medals at Stuttgart in 1993 and went on to hold world records from the 5,000 meters to the marathon. He won Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters in 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney. Gebrselassie says he wants to improve the country’s image and work more closely with athletes because he understands their needs. “My plan is to go to the athlete. I don’t sit here in Addis and wait for the new coming athlete. I don’t do that. I have
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