Ethiopia’s Athletics Team Returns to Hero’s Welcome

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian athletics team has been given a hero’s welcome upon their return to Addis Ababa after an outstanding performance at the world athletics championships.

More than 1700 athletes from 179 countries competed in this year’s championships held in US, Oregon. The Ethiopian athletes collected ten medals including four golds, the second most of any country.



After nearly sixteen hours of flight, the athletes arrived at Addis Ababa Nole International Airport on Wednesday evening. 

They were warmly welcomed by high-level government officials led by State minister of foreign affairs Ambassador Birtukan Ayano.   

The athletes will also celebrate their outstanding victory with residents of Addis Ababa on Thursday by touring the streets of the capital.

A national award and recognition ceremony is also expected to take place at the National Palace later that day.

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