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London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
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Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
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Meseret Defar Defar shocks Dibaba to take gold

Meseret Defar shocks Tirunesh Dibaba with a stunning last lap to reclaim the Olympic 5,000m title she won in 2004.

10 Aug 12

Tiki Gelana Gelana powers to marathon victory

Women's Marathon

5 Aug 12

Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana wins the women's marathon in an Olympic record time of two hours, 23 minutes and seven seconds.

Tirunesh Dibaba Dibaba wins Olympic 10,000m title

Women's 10,000m

3 Aug 12

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba defends her 10,000m title with a dominant display as Britain's Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale smash their personal bests.

Haile Gebrselassie Gebrselassie Olympic hopes ended

Men's 10,000m

27 May 12

Ethiopian two-time Olympic 10,000m champion Haile Gebrselassie fails to qualify for this summer's Games in London.

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Ethiopia at the Olympics

24 London 2012 ranking

18 Beijing 2008 ranking

1956 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Athletics 3 1 3 RANK 5
View the London 2012 medal table for Ethiopia