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A Warm Welcome for Team Ethiopia at Heathrow Airport

By Tigrai Online, July 30, 2012

The Ethiopian olympic team arriveing at heathrow Airport
The Ethiopian olympic team and delegation arriveing at heathrow Airport in London.

Ethiopians in London and its environs accorded a warm welcome on Wednesday (30th July) to the majority of Team Ethiopia upon its arrival at Heathrow on board the National Carrier, ETHIOPIAN.

H.E. Abdissa Yadeta, Commissioner for Sports, H.E. Ambassador Berhanu Kebede, Members of the National Ethiopian Olympic Commission, diplomats and a cross section of the Ethiopian community in greater London greeted the contingent ululating and singing in praise of the athletes.

A cheering crowd welcomed the Ethiopian athletes
A cheering crowd welcomed the Ethiopian athletes in the airpost

The crowd, cheering and waving the national tri-colour, were seen hugging and kissing the athletes wishing them victory at the greatest of sporting events with a display of enthusiasm and confidence in their outstanding performances.

The delegation included the legendary Ethiopian athlete Miruts Yifter,"the gear changer", who is here to attend the 2012 London Olympics as a veteran athlete.

The delegation included the legendary Ethiopian athlete Miruts Yifter
Athletic legend Miruts Yifter will talk about his illustrious past achievements.

Press Conference, 3rd August

A press conference will be held at the Ethiopian Embassy on Friday 3rd August at 10am. Athletic legend Miruts Yifter will talk about his illustrious past achievements, along with the Ethiopian athletics team’s technical director, Dube Jillo, who can brief on the technical side of the current Olympic intake, in particular the new generation of athletes, and the aspirations of the Horn of Africa nation.


For further information, please contact the Press Office on 0207 838 3880/3 or mob 07717 603163; 07886 371094 or send an email to info@ethioembassy.org.uk.

The Ethiopian Embassy is on the south side of Hyde Park at 17 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PZ, Nearest tubes South Kensington and Knightsbridge, buses 9,10, 52, 452, bus stop Exhibition Road.

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