The Ethiopian Olympic Committee (EOC) recognized Hawassa because the coaching location for the Ethiopian athletics staff getting ready for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
The EOC began preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics eight months in the past. Upon completion of its first spherical of coaching, the committee determined to relocate its coaching location outdoors the capital.
Just lately, EOC, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF), coaches of assorted disciplines, athletes and medical professionals held a sight go to and performed identification of handy coaching places in preparation for the second spherical of coaching.
The staff visited Hawassa and Shashemene. Muktar Kedir, who’s a World Athletics Champion two consecutive instances and the one race-walking athlete, Yewhalaye Beletew, had been among the many people who had been engaged within the sight go to.
Former athlete Haile Gebresilassie and different professionals emphasised that for the reason that capital is being polluted by autos and industries, the climate situation is just not at its finest to function a coaching web site.
Contemplating this and different info, the choice to relocate the coaching space out of Addis was recommended by many. Nevertheless, an expert whom The Reporter approached stated though Hawassa is handy for monitor racing because of its low altitude, its humidity would possibly influence athletes negatively.
To sort out this problem, he recommended stationing the athletes in Hagere Selam (a city shut by Hawassa metropolis) and bringing them to Hawassa to conduct monitor racing trainings.