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Ethiopian double Olympic champion Yifter dies, aged 72

Yifter’s crowning achievement was his 5 000m and 10 000m double triumph at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow at age 40, where he earned the nickname ‘Yifter the Shifter’ for the rapid injections of speed that helped propel him … read more »

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Burkina Faso’s Derme dies in the middle of a game in France

PARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Former Burkina Faso international Idrissa Ben Derme died after a suspected heart attack in a French Cup third-round tie at the weekend, his club said on Monday. The 34-year-old, who made three appearances for Burkina … read more »

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Ethiopia plans mass tests amid doping concerns

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF governing body says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, is to carry out doping tests on up to 200 athletes. The east African nation, which alongside neighbour Kenya … read more »

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