News25 Apr 2021

Global Conversation highlighted at Ethiopian Championships golden jubilee


Athletes prepare for the 10km race walk at the 2021 Ethiopian Championships (© Ethiopian Athletics Federation)

On the occasion of the historic 50th edition of the Ethiopian Championships, the national association seized the moment to launch the Global Conversation among its athletics community.

Taking place at the Addis Ababa stadium across three days this month, the Ethiopian Athletics Federation also drew the attention of national broadcasters EBC and OBN to air the news to a wider audience.

In a country where athletics legends Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele, Abebe Bikila, Derartu Tulu, Tirunesh Dibaba, Miruts Yifter and many more stand as national icons, the sport is held in enormous esteem. But as well as savouring the past, the federation is looking to the future and is reaching out to athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials to have their input into the World Plan for Athletics 2022-2030. 

The Ethiopian Athletics Federation has also reached out beyond events, using digital media to encourage engagement.

The deadline to take part in the Global Conversation is 30 April. To have your say in the future of the sport, please complete the survey today.