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Ethiopian Olympic icon: 'No choice' but to fight on frontline of conflict

Sky News Sunday, 28 November 2021
Ethiopian Olympic icon: 'No choice' but to fight on frontline of conflictThe two-time Olympic gold medal winner Haile Gebrselassie is one of the world's best-known athletes, a national hero in Ethiopia who also happens to be an accessible man and after a couple of phone calls we found ourselves sitting in his modest-looking office in the centre of Addis Ababa.
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