Turmoil brews in Ethiopian camp ahead of Olympic Games

Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie smiles on October 20, 2013 before Ethiopia's first-ever marathon in Hawassa. PHOTO | JENNY VAUGHAN |

What you need to know:

  • The meeting was held at Addis Ababa Stadium, with over 80 young and senior athletes in attendance
  • Ethiopia’s world 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba has withdrawn from the Dream Mile at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Oslo, organisers have said.

Ethiopia athletics could be headed for turmoil after legendary Haile Gebrselassie led active and former athletes and coaches to a meeting on Tuesday to discuss Rio Olympic selection and poor management by their athletics federation.

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