TV Schedule for Ethiopian Athletes at Beijing 2008

From The Addis Connexion

If you have been getting a headache trying to figure out when and where you can catch your Ethiopian athletes going for the gold in Beijing, you’re not alone. Between the time differences in the U.S., and NBC’s delayed coverage of most events and their confusing non-specific schedule listings, we’ve had the same problem.

But now that we’ve got it figured out, we thought we would share it with you. And happily, it appears that U.S. viewers will get to see at least the medal rounds for all of the events Ethiopian athletes are participating in. Read more.

Ethiopia’s Golden Girl: Dibaba Wins Women’s 10000m
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From the Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

(BEIJING, August 15) — Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has won gold and set a new Olympic record in the Women’s 10000m at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15.

Dibaba’s time of 29:54.66 was enough to break the old record of 30:17.49 set by fellow Ethiopian Derartu Tulu and hold off silver medalist Elvan Abeylegess of Turkey (also born in Ethiopia) who ran a time of 29:56.34. Bronze went to Shalane Flanagan of the United States in a time of 30:22:22.

The world record of 29:31.78 seconds in this event is held by China’s Wang Junxia China, set in 1993. Read More.

The Golden Girl
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Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene celebrates after crossing the line.
(Photo credit: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

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Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey (born in Ethiopia) and Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene.
(Photo credit: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

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Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene celebrates. (Photo credit: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Dibaba planning long-distance double
Reuters

By Sabrina Yohannes

Thursday, August 14, 2008

BEIJING (Reuters) – World 10,000-metre champion Tirunesh Dibaba says she expects to run both the 10,000 and 5,000m events in Beijing, hoping to become the first woman to scoop the Olympic distance double.

In 2005 Dibaba became the first woman to win both races at a world championships when she led an Ethiopian podium sweep in both events in Helsinki.

She retained the 10,000 title in Osaka last year after suffering from abdominal pain mid-race but skipped the 5,000 days later.

“My expectation is that I will run both,” she told Reuters after arriving in Beijing. “It’s being said that it’s a little hot here, so the final decision will be made after the 10,000.” Read more at Guardian.

3 Responses to “TV Schedule for Ethiopian Athletes at Beijing 2008”


  1. 1 Sammy Aug 17th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    she is so lovely

  2. 2 meseret Terefe Aug 26th, 2008 at 7:31 am

    TRUNESH ”CONGRATULATION I AM VERY HAPPY! YOU ARE THE MOST WONDERFUL LADY IN OUR COUNTRY’

    I LOVE YOU. YOU ARE SWEET. SO I WANT TO SEE YOU IN PERSON. I AM THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE ACCOUNTANT WOMAN PLEASE E-MAIL OR MOBILE.

  3. 3 niema ali Sep 10th, 2009 at 2:39 am

    I LOVE YOU TIRUNESH

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