Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ethio-Olympic Photo & FYI tidbit of the Day – July 30th ————————————————– — Ethiopia made controversy at the 1972 Munich Olympics, days prior to the opening ceremony when it breifly announced it had withdrew from the Olympics to protest Rhodesia’s … Continue reading

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This .10 cent Ethiopian stamp commemorating the 1964 Tokyo Olympics is a bit of an oddity. No Ethiopian basketball team participated in that year’s Olympics, which saw Abebe Bikila win his second gold medal in the Marathon. “Many people know … Continue reading

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Ten surprising tidbits about Ethiopia and past Olympics ——————————————————————- Ethiopia first participated in the Olympic Games in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, sending six athletes to represent. Here are ten tidbits I am sure some of you may not be aware … Continue reading

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— In 1988, Armenian-born political nationalist and Soviet dissisident Paruir Airikyan(Paruyr Hayrikyan) was sent to a new home: Ethiopia. The Reuters News Agency and the New York Times reported that KGB officials had stripped Airikyan’s citizenship a day prior before … Continue reading

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