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Ethiopia at the Olympics

Ethiopia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1956, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1976, 1984 and 1988 Games. Ethiopia also participated in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time at the 2006 Games in Turin.

Ethiopia at the
Olympics
Flag of Ethiopia.svg
IOC codeETH
NOCEthiopian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.ethiolympic.org
Medals
Gold
22
Silver
11
Bronze
21
Total
54
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Ethiopian athletes have won a total of 54 medals, all in athletics.

Ethiopia's participation in the Olympics is organized by the Ethiopian Olympic Committee, founded in 1948 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1954.

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by Summer GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  1956 Melbourne 12 0 0 0 0
  1960 Rome 10 1 0 0 1 21
  1964 Tokyo 12 1 0 0 1 24
  1968 Mexico City 18 1 1 0 2 25
  1972 Munich 31 0 0 2 2 41
  1976 Montreal did not participate
  1980 Moscow 45 2 0 2 4 17
  1984 Los Angeles did not participate
  1988 Seoul
  1992 Barcelona 20 1 0 2 3 33
  1996 Atlanta 18 2 0 1 3 34
  2000 Sydney 26 4 1 3 8 20
  2004 Athens 26 2 3 2 7 28
  2008 Beijing 27 4 2 1 7 18
  2012 London 35 3 2 3 8 24
  2016 Rio de Janeiro 35 1 2 5 8 44
  2020 Tokyo future event
  2024 Paris
  2028 Los Angeles
Total 22 11 21 54 36

Medals by Winter GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  2006 Turin 1 0 0 0 0
  2010 Vancouver 1 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Athletics22112154
Totals (1 sports)22112154

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Abebe Bikila   1960 Rome   Athletics Men's marathon
  Gold Abebe Bikila   1964 Tokyo   Athletics Men's marathon
  Gold Mamo Wolde   1968 Mexico City   Athletics Men's marathon
  Silver Mamo Wolde   1968 Mexico City   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Bronze Mamo Wolde   1972 Munich   Athletics Men's marathon
  Bronze Miruts Yifter   1972 Munich   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Gold Miruts Yifter   1980 Moscow   Athletics Men's 5000 m
  Gold Miruts Yifter   1980 Moscow   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Bronze Mohamed Kedir   1980 Moscow   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Bronze Eshetu Tura   1980 Moscow   Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
  Gold Derartu Tulu   1992 Barcelona   Athletics Women's 10,000 m
  Bronze Addis Abebe   1992 Barcelona   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Bronze Fita Bayisa   1992 Barcelona   Athletics Men's 5000 m
  Gold Haile Gebrselassie       1996 Atlanta   Athletics Men's 10,000 m (OR)
  Gold Fatuma Roba   1996 Atlanta   Athletics Women's marathon
  Bronze Gete Wami   1996 Atlanta   Athletics Women's 10,000 m
  Gold Gezahegne Abera   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's marathon
  Gold Haile Gebrselassie   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Gold Derartu Tulu   2000 Sydney   Athletics Women's 10,000 m (OR)
  Gold Million Wolde   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's 5000 m
  Silver Gete Wami   2000 Sydney   Athletics Women's 10,000 m
  Bronze Assefa Mezgebu   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Bronze Tesfaye Tola   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's marathon
  Bronze Gete Wami   2000 Sydney   Athletics Women's 5000 m
  Gold Kenenisa Bekele   2004 Athens   Athletics Men's 10,000 m (OR)
  Gold Meseret Defar   2004 Athens   Athletics Women's 5000 m
  Silver Kenenisa Bekele   2004 Athens   Athletics Men's 5000 m
  Silver Ejegayehu Dibaba   2004 Athens   Athletics Women's 10,000 m
  Silver Sileshi Sihine   2004 Athens   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Bronze Tirunesh Dibaba   2004 Athens   Athletics Women's 5000 m
  Bronze Derartu Tulu   2004 Athens   Athletics Women's 10,000 m
  Gold Kenenisa Bekele   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's 10,000 m (OR)
  Gold Kenenisa Bekele   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's 5000 m (OR)
  Gold Tirunesh Dibaba   2008 Beijing   Athletics Women's 10,000 m (OR)
  Gold Tirunesh Dibaba   2008 Beijing   Athletics Women's 5000 m
  Silver Sileshi Sihine   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Silver Meseret Defar   2008 Beijing   Athletics Women's 5000 m
  Bronze Tsegay Kebede   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's marathon
  Gold Meseret Defar   2012 London   Athletics Women's 5000 m
  Gold Tirunesh Dibaba   2012 London   Athletics Women's 10,000 m
  Gold Tiki Gelana   2012 London   Athletics Women's marathon (OR)
  Silver Dejen Gebremeskel   2012 London   Athletics Men's 5000 m
  Silver Sofia Assefa   2012 London   Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
  Bronze Tariku Bekele   2012 London   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Bronze Tirunesh Dibaba   2012 London   Athletics Women's 5000 m
  Bronze Abeba Aregawi   2012 London   Athletics Women's 1500 m
  Gold Almaz Ayana   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Women's 10,000 m (WR)
  Silver Genzebe Dibaba   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Women's 1500 m
  Silver Feyisa Lilesa   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Men's marathon
  Bronze Tamirat Tola   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Men's 10,000 m
  Bronze Mare Dibaba   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Women's marathon
  Bronze Almaz Ayana   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Women's 5000 m
  Bronze Hagos Gebrhiwet   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Men's 5000 m
  Bronze Tirunesh Dibaba   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Women's 10,000 m

Multiple medalistsEdit

Rank Athlete Sport Years Games Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Tirunesh Dibaba Athletics 2004–2016 Summer F 3 0 3 6
2 Kenenisa Bekele Athletics 2004–2008 Summer M 3 1 0 4
3= Miruts Yifter Athletics 1972–1980 Summer M 2 0 1 3
3= Derartu Tulu Athletics 1992–2004 Summer F 2 0 1 3
3= Meseret Defar Athletics 2004–2012 Summer F 2 1 0 3
6 Mamo Wolde Athletics 1968–1972 Summer M 1 1 1 3
7 Gete Wami Athletics 1996–2000 Summer F 0 1 2 3
8= Abebe Bikila Athletics 1960–1964 Summer M 2 0 0 2
8= Haile Gebrselassie Athletics 1996–2000 Summer M 2 0 0 2
10 Almaz Ayana Athletics 2016 Summer F 1 0 1 2
11 Sileshi Sihine Athletics 2004–2008 Summer M 0 2 0 2

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Ethiopia". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists—Ethiopia". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Ethiopia". Sports-Reference.com.