Benedict alum LeRoy T Walker served as basketball, football and track coach at North Carolina Central, and later as the school's chancellor. Walker coached Olympic track and field teams from Ethiopia, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya and Trinidad and Tobago before his home country gave him a chance to be the first black head coach of a U.S. Olympic team when he led the track squad to Montreal in 1976. He was later the first black to head the US Olympic Committee

Benedict alum LeRoy T Walker served as basketball, football and track coach at North Carolina Central, and later as the school's chancellor. Walker coached Olympic track and field teams from Ethiopia, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya and Trinidad and Tobago before his home country gave him a chance to be the first black head coach of a U.S. Olympic team when he led the track squad to Montreal in 1976. He was later the first black to head the US Olympic Committee

Olympic champion distance runner Mo Farah is currently training in Ethiopia. A British citizen born in Somalia, he has lived in the United States with his family for the past six years, and his wife and four children are currently at home in Oregon while he is training.

Trump Muslim Ban May Keep 4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Sir Mo Farah From Returning Home To His Kids

Olympic champion distance runner Mo Farah is currently training in Ethiopia. A British citizen born in Somalia, he has lived in the United States with his family for the past six years, and his wife and four children are currently at home in Oregon while he is training.

Ethiopian great, Kenenisa Bekele

Kenya unveil a gold craving team to the London Olympic Games 2012

Ethiopian great, Kenenisa Bekele

News Photo: Summer Olympics Ethiopia Tirunesh Dibaba in action during…

News Photo: Summer Olympics Ethiopia Tirunesh Dibaba in action during…

SPORTS: Ethiopians play many sports. They are most known for their runners, but the most popular sport is soccer. Their national team is the Malyia Antelopes, they qualified for the 2014 FIFA world cup. This summer Ethiopia came in 35th in the Olympic, with a total of 8 medals.

SPORTS: Ethiopians play many sports. They are most known for their runners, but the most popular sport is soccer. Their national team is the Malyia Antelopes, they qualified for the 2014 FIFA world cup. This summer Ethiopia came in 35th in the Olympic, with a total of 8 medals.

ETHIOPIA’S ALMAZ AYANA, USAIN BOLT NAMED WORLD ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2016

ETHIOPIA’S ALMAZ AYANA, USAIN BOLT NAMED WORLD ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2016

Haile Gebrselassie born 18 April, 1973 is an Ethiopian long-distance track and road running athlete. He won two Olympic gold medals over 10,000 metres and four World Championship titles in the event. He won the Berlin Marathon four times consecutively and also had three straight wins at the Dubai Marathon. Further to this, he won four world titles indoors and was the 2001 World Half Marathon Champion.

Haile Gebrselassie born 18 April, 1973 is an Ethiopian long-distance track and road running athlete. He won two Olympic gold medals over 10,000 metres and four World Championship titles in the event. He won the Berlin Marathon four times consecutively and also had three straight wins at the Dubai Marathon. Further to this, he won four world titles indoors and was the 2001 World Half Marathon Champion.

Gebreselassie vs Tergat

Olympic moment gebreselassie vs tergat

Gebreselassie vs Tergat

Ethiopia's Paralympic Team

Ethiopia's Paralympic Team

"I want the superiority of one ethnic group to end" - Lilesa to Al Jazeera    "I wanted to show that the protests in Ethiopia were peaceful just like my sign was"   Says his wife's brother went missing in one of the protests while his friend died in a suspicious fire at a prison where opposition figures were held   "In Ethiopia we have a government that is killing its own people children as young as nine years old."   Says hes not seeking asylum in the USA    Oromo marathon runner Feyisa…

"I want the superiority of one ethnic group to end" - Lilesa to Al Jazeera "I wanted to show that the protests in Ethiopia were peaceful just like my sign was" Says his wife's brother went missing in one of the protests while his friend died in a suspicious fire at a prison where opposition figures were held "In Ethiopia we have a government that is killing its own people children as young as nine years old." Says hes not seeking asylum in the USA Oromo marathon runner Feyisa…

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