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Ethiopian site ignores Feyisa Lilela's non-return

Ethiopia's state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate has failed to refer to asylum-seeking athlete Feyisa Lilela in its website coverage of the return of the Olympic team from Brazil. 

The team was received by senior government officials, including Minister of Youth and Sports, Redwan Hussein, at the Bole International Airport, it reports.   

Feyisa won silver in the marathon, and crossed his arms at the finish line to protest against the government for its crackdown on the Oromo people, who form the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.  

Ethiopia’s ranking at the Rio Olympics was the lowest compared with the previous six Olympics, Fana Broadcasting Corporation points out.  

With one gold, two silver and five bronze medals, it finished 44th in the medal table and 3rd from Africa.

 

 Feyisa is expected to seek asylum in the US. 

Source :BBC AFRICA

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