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Eritreans Celebrate their Passion for Cycling in Buenos Aires

“Everyone wants to be a cycling champion” – Luul Zecarias, President of the Eritrean National Olympic Committee

A dark colonial past brought bikes to Eritrea, but a passion for two wheels quickly gripped the East African nation. Photo credit: OIC. Danait Tsegay and Desiet Kidane (R)

BY OLYMPIC.ORG

Football reigns supreme in most African nations, but not in Eritrea, where cycling has become the country’s sporting obsession. “Cycling is definitely our No.1 sport,” said Desiet Kidane from Eritrea after completing the time trial element of the women’s combined team event with Danait Tsegay (ERI) at Bosques de Palermo on Saturday. Continue reading Eritreans Celebrate their Passion for Cycling in Buenos Aires

Eritrea and Japan Sign MoU for Cooperation in Field of Sports

DEAL. Eritrea – Japan Sports Collaboration from 2014 – 2020

By Shabait,

A MEMORANDUM of Understanding was signed yesterday between Eritrea and Japan regarding Sports Collaboration at Asmara Palace Hotel here in the capital.

The Memorandum pertains to regular exchange of sports delegation, exchange of information, coordinating seminars and preparing mutual programs and projects focusing on Olympic and Paralympics participation of Eritrean athletes during the period 2014 – 2020.

Mr. Mehari Tesfay, President of the Eritrean National Olympic Committee, signed the accord on the Eritrean side and Mr. Yasuo Miyazawa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SEISA Group in Japan.  Continue reading Eritrea and Japan Sign MoU for Cooperation in Field of Sports

Olympian Meb Feared Feds Eyed him after Mrathon Blast

Olympian Keflezighi says he felt Logan security was suspicious of him after marathon bomb

By Melanie Eversley,

Olympic marathoner Meb Keflezighi says he had some tense moments earlier this year in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.

During a lunch in Central Park Friday, Keflezighi, 38, pointed out that initial reports after the blasts that killed three indicated one of the suspects might be a “dark-skinned male” and may or may not speak with an accent. Keflezighi is from Eritrea, in Africa, and speaks with an accent.

Keflezighi, who now lives in San Diego, widened his eyes as he stressed “African American with an accent” as if to say, “Look at me.” Continue reading Olympian Meb Feared Feds Eyed him after Mrathon Blast