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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:52 pm    Post subject: ሮቤል !ብቸኛውና የማይረሳ ኢት /ያዊ በቶሪኖ የኦሊምፒክ መንደር ! Reply with quote

በአሜሪካን አገር አብዛኛውን ሕይወቱን ያሳለፈው ወጣት ሮቤል /ማሪያም በጣሊያን ቶሪኖ ዊንተር ኦሊፒክ ላይ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ የበረዶ ላይ ስፖርት የትውልድ አገሩን የኢትዮጵያን ሊወክልና ባንዲራዋን ሊያነግብ ተዘጋጅቷል :: ብራቮ ሮቤል ! መላ ኢትዮጵያዊያንን ስላኮራህ ምላሹን የምንሰጥህ ደጋፊዎችህ ነንና ከጎንህ ነን ::
http://www.ensf.org/Robel_Teklemariam3.htm

Ethiopian to compete in winter games.

By Independet.com
Robel Teklemariam is changing the climate about skiers. It took three years of convincing, but the 1993 Colorado Rocky Mountain School graduate is going to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Even though he splits time between Madison, Wis., and Crested Butte, Teklemariam won't be wearing the red, white and blue of the United States when he goes to Turin, Italy.

He won't be surrounded by a bunch of teammates either.
Teklemariam will be skiing for Ethiopia.
Yes, Ethiopia, the African country.

Not surprisingly, Teklemariam is the first Ethiopian-born citizen to represent that country at the Winter Olympic Games.

Unlike, the famed Jamaican bobsled team of a few Olympiads back, Teklemariam, 31, is a legitimate skier. Resuming serious training and competition three years ago, Teklemariam now hopes to compete in both alpine and Nordic events in Italy, but his main focus will be on the Nordic event.

Teklemariam's former coach at CRMS, Mark Clark, said he has skill.

"He's a legitimate athlete in that sport," Clark said. "There have been athletes from nonskiing countries that have just walked around the course, but that's not Robel.

"He's one of the better athletes I've ever coached here," said Clark, who's been affiliated with the school for 27 years.

During his senior year at CRMS, Teklemariam was ranked as one of the top-3 cross-country skiers in the region.

Teklemariam's goals at Turin are simple: Earn respect for Ethiopia as a skiing country and turn in some good performance.

"I don't want to be a novelty," he said. "What I want to do is bring awareness that athletes from non-skiing countries can compete in the Olympics."

Earning a medal will be a real uphill test for Teklemariam, but he's going to compete to the best of his abilities
"I'm a pretty competitive person," he said. "I'd love to win, but I'm a realist. I want to race well enough to equal other skiing countries
To the U.S.

Originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Teklemariam said the country does get snow and actually has an elevational high point of more than 15,000 feet.

But it wasn't until he came to the U.S. that he strapped on skis. In 1983 his family moved to New York after his mother took a job at the United Nations.

Attending a boarding school in nearby Lake Placid, N.Y., the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics, Teklemariam discovered the joy of skiing - mostly the downhill variety.

During spring break of his eighth-grade year, Teklemariam came to Carbondale to check out CRMS. After seeing the campus and the lure of the Rocky Mountains, Teklemariam was hooked.

"After I saw (CRMS), I didn't think about going anywhere else. The mountains were right there and the skiing was solid. I thought there was a lot to like about this place."

Clark said that when Teklemariam arrived at CRMS, there was work to be done.

"When he first started he had mostly an alpine background. Then he expressed an interest in skiing cross country," Clark said. "There were some learning years but he became a very good skier. He was a real treat to work with."

This week, Teklemariam is staying at CRMS in the faculty housing area and has visited with Clark about training and the Olympic dream being realized. Teklemariam is training at the Spring Gulch Nordic Center just outside of town.

During his four years in Carbondale, Teklemariam was a member of CRMS's alpine and Nordic ski teams. His senior year, he earned All-American honors at the 1993 Junior National Olympics.

His success at CRMS earned him a scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. It was the university's ski program's first full-ride athletic scholarship.

During one point of his college career, Teklemariam was ranked among the top-30 college skiers in the nation.

Making it happen

Upon graduating from New Hampshire, Teklemariam took a long break from competitive skiing.

Moving back to Colorado, he worked as an alpine ski and snowboarding instructor for Club Med at resorts in Copper Mountain and Crested Butte for eight years.

It took romance to relight Teklemariam's competitive spark three years ago. A woman he was dating encouraged him to pursue skiing at the Olympics - something that was mentioned to him years before in Lake Placid.

The only bump was that Ethiopia didn't recognize skiing as an Olympic sport.
That didn't stop Teklemariam. Over the next three years, he began a step-by-step process toward representing Ethiopia at the Olympics. He finally saw his dream culminated when he received his license in November.

"I was excited that the Ethiopian Olympic Committee gave him the chance to ski in the Olympics," Clark said. "It was the end of a lot of planning and big dreams on the part of Robel."

There was plenty of bureaucratic red tape to battle.

"I had to get support from the Ethiopian counsel first," he said. "After going to (Los Angeles) to talk with them, they supported me.

The first approval advanced Teklemariam's appeal to the country's Olympic committee, the Federation of International Skiing and the Ethiopian ministry of youth sports.

To clear that obstacle, Teklemariam had to establish a ski federation for Ethiopia, along with by-laws for future skiers to follow. To help speed the process, Teklemariam elicited the help of his younger brother, Yoseph.

Yoseph is now the vice chairman of the Ethiopian National Ski Federation. His hard work led to the Ethiopian Olympic Committee giving Robel its approval and support to compete for the country in the 2006 Olympics.
Big dreams

Clark said it's very impressive that the process wasn't really about making the Olympic team but actually having to create the team from scratch.

"The bureaucracy can be one of the hardest things to overcome," Clark said. "It's not easy for this to happen, and I'm just in awe that Robel made it happen."

Teklemariam may be a realist, but he still has big dreams for Turin.

"I'm not going to be content to just compete," Teklemariam said of his upcoming Olympic experience. "I'm going to give it all I've got. I want to finish among the top 75-80 percent - that's a realistic goal. Then, I want to build on that."

Teklemariam's vision, through the ENSF, is to make Ethiopia a permanent part of the ski racing community. Ultimately, he would love to someday see an Ethiopian skier on the podium in the Olympics.

"So far, all I've got is good positive response in e-mails," he said of putting Ethiopia on the skiing map. "Ethiopia is a massive country with 77 million people. It hasn't hit me yet that I'm representing the entire country. Right now, it's fuel. But, I'll be thinking about that at race time."

"It's pretty powerful, and it's great for Robel because he has really made it happen," Clark added.

This won't be the first time that Africa will be represented in the Olympics. South Africa first sent a group of figure skaters in 1960. Senegal made its first appearance in the Winter Olympics in 19984 and Kenya did so in 1998. Algeria will be make its winter debut this year.

In the immediate future, Teklemariam has a couple of major events on his competition calendar. Next week, he will compete in the U.S. Nationals at Soldier's Hollow near Park City, Utah, the venue for the Nordic events for the 2002 Winter Olympics. After that he will compete in a unique race in Madison called the Capitol Sprints. Snow will be trucked in and placed around the Wisconsin state capitol building and competitors then race around the building on speed skis.

The 2006 Winter Olympics are scheduled for Feb. 10-26.

As a one-man Ethiopian Winter Olympic team, Teklemariam said he will probably have the honor of carrying the Ethiopian flag at the opening and closing ceremonies

"I guess if I'm the only one, I'll be carrying the flag," he said with a smile.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ዋው ! በጣም ደስ የሚል ዜና ነው :: እኔ የምፈራው ልጁ ከወንድምየው ጋር ሆነው አዲስ ፌዴሬሺን በመመስረታቸው ወያኔ ስልጣኑን የተጋፉ መስሎት እንዲህ የሚባል ቡድን የለም አይወክሉንም ብሎ እንዳያሳፍረን ብቻ ! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:34 pm    Post subject: መልካም ዕድል Reply with quote

ሮቤል በርታ እንግዲህ ! በጣም ተደንቄ ለስንቱ ዜናውን እያሰማሁ ነው :: ሰዉ ሁሉ ደስ ብሎታል :: የውድድሩን ቀንና ሰዓት ብትነግሩን directly እንድንከታተለውና እንዳያመልጠን አደራችሁን !
መልካሙን እንመኝለታለን !!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: COPY የተደረገ ከተለያዩ ኢትዮጲያዊያን ኮሜንት ያደረጉት Reply with quote

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Comment from: Mulugeta G. [Visitor]
Robel,
Your dream is great and your love for Ethiopia is infectious. You work hard and can be one more example that Ethiopians have all the potential to accomplish anything in this planet if conditions permit -good leadership being the major one. After all skiing is an athletic excercise, right? Go for it and let us wonder.
12/05/05 @ 12:48
Comment from: Honest [Visitor]
Robel Teklemariam,

Good luck!!! I saw the Movie made about the struggles of the Jamaican Bob-sled team and it was very moving. I hope you will inspire others to follow suit.

12/05/05 @ 13:19
Comment from: ez [Visitor]
Dear Robel we ethipians are capbel of doing anthing we want. Keep up with your dream make us proud like Haile,Abebe,Derartu and Kenninsa. Your brother Ez
12/05/05 @ 14:11
Comment from: ይርጋጨፍፍ Yirgacheffee [Visitor]
Jegnaw Robel!

Keep up the good work! Don't let any pasimists hold you back! Don't let anyone tell you "you can't do A in country A because B has has to be done in country B first"

Stay focused and you will make your country a winner! I guarantee it!
12/05/05 @ 16:06
Comment from: JONA [Visitor]
Anbesaw Robe (The Ethiopian Lion)
I love your interest and aptitude to do the close work of sport in skiing worled.Thank you to express your desire to convert areas of your life to share about the skii for all of us in Ethiopia .I am happy for you that your dream come true. Me i only know ice in the refregrator.. keep up a good work and God bless you and your family.
12/05/05 @ 19:24
Comment from: alex [Visitor]
ski???? come on dog... let's leave that for the white folks
12/05/05 @ 20:09
Comment from: solomon [Visitor]
Great job!!!!!!!!!!! Robel,
Robel recently i moved to usa from germany & my hoby is skating skiyig ,climbing mauntains,wich is an usual for my ethiopians friends in germany,so they have been concedring me as one of those crasy people ,but let me tell u i was not the only ethiopian ,but i was the only black hwo has been using skating as hoby in tha city called "munich " in bavaria i would recomand u to be there .if u raely want i have the connection that u can have a lot of fun by skiying there and please do u"r best and let me here from u
12/05/05 @ 20:57
Comment from: Mimi [Visitor]
Robel:

There was a purpose that we left our country when we did. There is a reason why we were the ones who left and not our neighbors next door. There was a reason why we were given tne chance in the '80's to start a life in the States. As a fellow Ethiopian American, New Yorker and daughter of a UN employee I urge you to use this opportunity to do the best you can with the resources you have been given. Not just for Ethiopia the country. But also for our many Ethiopian brothers and sisters who are back home saying, "I wish I had a chance..." All the best and my prayers will be with you.
12/05/05 @ 21:05
Comment from: me [Visitor]
Good luck. I'm sure u'll make it and all of Ethiopian people will cheer u on.
12/05/05 @ 23:45
Comment from: melt [Visitor]
Mimi,
You said so eloquently what this whole thing means; beautiful perspective.

12/06/05 @ 00:53
Comment from: feben [Visitor]
wow!!!! way to go man!!!

I like the fact that you are realistic but dont let it come between you and your medal.

All my prayers are with you
12/06/05 @ 01:07
Comment from: SAMMY Y'AMBASSADOR [Visitor]
THANKS 4 BREAKING THE ICE BRO.PPL LIKE alex.....NEVER MIND .... I AM NOT IN TO MOMMENTING LIKE THAT.U PAVED THE WAY FOR 'SNOW - ICE 'FEARING BLACK FOLKS.THIS WAS THE ISSUE I WAS TALKING 'BOUT WITH MY HOMMIES .KUDOS
12/06/05 @ 01:58
Comment from: Prime [Visitor]
Robel:
keep up the good work; your effort will bear fruit in the long-run. The spirit of olympic blooms with participation, not necessarily winning. At this point, you are sowing the seeds of tomorrows reality. I have no doubt that, with efforts of people like you, Ethiopians will shine as athlets, surgeons, virologists, lawyers, farmers, teachers, nurses, pharmacist and pharmocologists, etc. I predict that in the coming decade or so, there will be enough Ethiopians in key places in diaspora to inspire the human family in general, and Ethiopians in particular.
Cheers!
12/06/05 @ 02:14
Comment from: Yoko [Visitor]
way to go man!!.....this is from Addis n I wish u all the luck in the world......
12/06/05 @ 02:19
Comment from: addisu [Visitor]
Go Robel, go!

You are making history my brother. Don't let any weakling deter you from achieving greatness.

You are paving the way for the future generations of Ethiopians. I urge all our compatriots to upport Robel in his endeavor to strengthen the Ski Federation.
12/06/05 @ 05:01
Comment from: Semah [Visitor]
Robel, I guess you will be called Fana Wegi when it comes to skiing and Ethiopians . I Always admire those who dare to go where no other Ethiopian has gone before (the Winter Olympics) , because we usually like to follow the pack. Good luck and hope to hear more about you.
12/06/05 @ 07:19
Comment from: Gonfa G/Egziabher [Visitor]
Wish you success
12/06/05 @ 09:13
Comment from: Askale [Visitor]
Robel!

A heart felt appreciation for all your hard work to represent Ethiopia! Youre a hero to us who lives abroad and back home. Ethiopians like you inspire me to be the best I can each day to reach the top. Thank you so much for being a hope to all of the younger generation who still has a chance to become someone in the west; as well as those who live the motherland, congratulation on your journey to the Olympics.

12/06/05 @ 09:17
Comment from: yikunu [Visitor]
Wede Tekelemariam! bua tiru new ante yadrek yalkew. ena hagretuan amatchea izerfalehu. kezama tigray beredo asmetalhalew....africa aytobemayawkew moto menged ski new mitaderg yalehew...iskeza
senay gizea
yikunu
12/06/05 @ 10:19
Comment from: sereke [Visitor]
Brother Robel i wish you luck.
Proud to see a fellow ETHIOPIAN pursuing his wish.
May God be with you

12/06/05 @ 12:32
Comment from: samuel [Visitor]
Lets go Robel lets go.....
Men, NO body thought Marathone will be control by African.Abebe Bekila the first African to win the marathone, Derartu Tulu the first african women to win the 10k, Mirus "the shifter" the first african to win 5k and 10k. am kind of relistic too but to be the first African to winner is in Ethiopian BLOOD.
GO for the win Bro. i will be there to witnes it
Good luck

12/06/05 @ 13:05
Comment from: Tezebet [Visitor]
I will wish you the entire best brother. You know you are the hope of many Ethiopians around the world many people who looks after you pray for your success. I'm one of the people waiting to hear the good news


More power to you.

God Bless.
12/06/05 @ 15:12
Comment from: daniel [Visitor]
You are an amazing individual Robel. We wish you luck and success for making your family and Ethiopia proud. You are an inspiration to many Ethiopians. All the Best
12/06/05 @ 15:46
Comment from: des_pes [Visitor]

እዚህ ካሊፎርኒያ ውሰጥ ቁጥራችን 10 የማይበልጥ አበሾች እየተሰበሰብን ወደ ሲየራ ማውንቴን ስኪ ረዞርትስ እንሄዳለን።

አብዛኞቻችን መካከለኛ ችሎታ ያለን ነን። በቤይ ኤረያ አካባቢ የምትሮኑ አበሻ ሰኪ ወዳዶችን በዚህ አጋጣሚ ለመጋበዝ እወዳለሁ።

በዚህ አድሬስ ይላኩልን


muzlitach@hotmail.com
12/06/05 @ 18:22
Comment from: des_pes [Visitor]
በውነቱ ጥሩ ግዜ ማሳለፍ ይቻላል። ቁጥራችን በቂ ሲሆን የገንዘቡ ወጪ ጫና በጣም ይቀንሳል።

muzlitach@hotmail.com

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/ski-list/
12/06/05 @ 19:04
Comment from: rebkha [Visitor]
Wow....This is wonderful.
12/06/05 @ 22:47
Comment from: molla [Visitor]

ያለሁት ስሜን ተራራ አካባቢ ጭልጋ ነውና እኔን የሚጨምር ከሆነና ብሩም የሚቀንስ ከሆነ ባካችሁ ልንሸራተት መዝግቡኝ

ለሁሉም ሮቤልንና አጋዦቹን እግዚአብሄር ይባርካችሁ
ደግሞ በኦሎምፒክ መንደር የወያኔን ሳይሆን ንፁሁን ኢትዮፕያን ባንዲራ ለማዉለብለብ ሁሌም ጠንክር የኛው አንበሳ
ሰላም ሁኑ
የናንተው ከወደ ጭልጋ

12/07/05 @ 05:32
Comment from: tagay wend [Visitor]
ROBEL
I know it's a very hard jobb b/s I live in a country which is well known in winter sports.Go ahead bro.I WISH ALL THE BESTand MAY UR DREAM COME TRUE.
12/07/05 @ 08:27
Comment from: des_pes [Visitor]

ክቡር አቶ ሞላ፡ ስለመልስዎ መጣም ማመስገን እወዳለሁ።
የስሜን ተራሮቸ በክረምት ከጭቃ በስተቀር ዱቄታማ በረዶ ስለማይወርድባቸው ለመንሸራት ያስቸግራል። ወደ ካሊፎርኔያ ብቅ ካሉ email ይላኩልኝ።

ሙዝልጣጭ @ሆተሜል .ኮም

(muzlitach@hotmail.com)
12/07/05 @ 16:31
Comment from: rebkha [Visitor]
Way to go bro. I'm very proud of you.
12/07/05 @ 22:20
Comment from: rebkha [Visitor]
Way to go bro. I'm very proud of you.
12/07/05 @ 22:21
Comment from: Amare [Visitor]
hi Bro,let me tell you what I read from the book,if there is a will there is a way (War and peace)the great athelet Miruts Yifiter was Olympic champion at the age of 36.why not you

Amare
12/07/05 @ 23:19
Comment from: ABOMISSA [Visitor]

MACHESST DU WAS DU WILLST AND MIT GOTT KRIGEST WAS DU IN DEINEM HERTZ HAST. DU BIST EINEN SOLDAT FUR UNS.JUNGE, GOTT SEI MIT DIR.9

12/08/05 @ 00:29
Comment from: Ayel [Visitor]
Highly commendable effort. I wish Robel all the best in the coming olympic and make his dream real.Let's support him morally and financially.
12/08/05 @ 18:37
Comment from: Henock [Visitor]
this is great job Robel. U are the man, keep it up. U can do it bro why not. U will be a good example for all of us as hard worker. UR DREAM WILL BECOME TRUE SOON.

JUST WORK HARD AND BE CONCENTRATE ON WHAT U ARE DOING BRO THAT'S ALL THEN U CAN MAKE IT AS THE OTHERS DID.

GOOD LUCK BRO!!
12/08/05 @ 19:59
Comment from: Bisrat [Visitor]
You are not only Ethiopian but African Hero as well.Trust me you
have won more than gold when you put Ethiopia on the map by your participation as a winter olompian.
My Brother you have nothing to lose
GO FOR THE GOLD.

All the best
12/08/05 @ 20:15
Comment from: ENSF [Visitor]
We, at the Ethiopian National Ski Federation are very touched by the supportive comments that are being posted here, as well as the e-mail messages we are receiving. Robel loves his country, his fellow Ethiopians and his heritage. For the last so many years he has been dreaming to represent his country in the winter Olympics. He also believes that ENSF will be home to emerging Ethiopian Skiers that will set the stage for more Ethiopians to participate in future Winter Olympics.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement!
12/08/05 @ 20:16
Comment from: Biniyam A. [Visitor]
I know that the will say here they are (Ethiopians) too! Go for it. God be with you.
12/08/05 @ 20:50
Comment from: A.K 47 [Visitor]
way to go bro !!! your the type of a man who makes ethiopia ETHIOPIA proud of u man. don't let anything comes in your mind. YOU CAN DO IT !!!
good luck.
12/09/05 @ 08:23
Comment from: Matias A. [Visitor]
Go Robel!!!

You are inspiring a whole lot of Ethiopians. What you're doing will be remembered for eternity, as you're making history! I ski down hill a little bit and enjoy every bit of it. I can't wait to see you competing at the olympics. I would like to get more details to follow closely and would be glad to help in any way I can.
Could ESNF send an email with contact details?

I appreciate your time,

MBA
12/09/05 @ 11:57
Comment from: des_pes [Visitor]
የቤይ ኤረያ አበሾች ሰኪ ቡድን
ሙዝልጣጭ @ሆትሜል .ኮም

Ye Bay Abeshoch ski club.
muzlitach@hotmail.com

12/09/05 @ 13:26
Comment from: Mimiye [Visitor]
Wish you all the best in your pursue to represent your country, Ethiopia. I admire your commitment to participate in skiing which mainly helps to break the stereotype placed on the black community.

Do all the good you can,
by all the means you can,
in all the ways you can,
as long as ever you can.
~ John Wesley ~~


12/09/05 @ 13:27
Comment from: ENSF [Visitor]
Visitors who would like to get more information about the Ethiopian National Ski Federation and Robel Teklemariam can do so by visiting http://www.ensf.org.

Thank you all for your encouraging messages!


12/09/05 @ 19:39
Comment from: Tizita [Visitor]
Robel really I don't have exact word that can make me express how I felt about your ideas and struggle. In general You are our hero, you are our role model, and you are going to be our man of the year
Thank you, keep up the best.
12/10/05 @ 00:03
Comment from: kidane [Visitor]
go ahead bro. we ethiopians in italy will with u when u are comin' to torino.
12/10/05 @ 06:16
Comment from: jeorgi [Visitor]
To me you are a winner already .
Because you are the first ethiopian coming up for ski olympic game

So keep up and win the game

ANBESAWE YES YES

WE LOVE YOU
GOD BE WITH YOU
GOOD LUCK

12/10/05 @ 16:23
Comment from: Natan [Visitor]
Hey my brother.....this is your bro natan.....so proud of you, you make your family very proud can't wait to cheer you on at the olympics.....you are making it a bit harder to up you as your older brother......love you
12/10/05 @ 17:10
Comment from: Nahom [Visitor]
Hey bro!
Go for it. That's what an ethiopian does! Have faith and keep your head up!
12/11/05 @ 12:01
Comment from: Addis Ababa [Visitor]
Good luck man... we need more ppl like you out there....who r proud of where they come form and are ready to represent their country in a positive light...... much luv
12/12/05 @ 07:20
Comment from: jeorgi [Visitor]
yes yes

Good luck bro


12/12/05 @ 10:48
Comment from: ME [Visitor]
I am very proud and shocked that an Ethiopian individual can be this cool and courageous. You know how we do, staying in our comfort zone. You really went out on a limb and I have faith you will win the gold.
Ps. I just found out who you are and I am even more proud of you. GOOD LUCK!
12/12/05 @ 14:21
Comment from: Araia [Visitor]
Dear Robel,
It is very nice idea. It is not only for Ethiopians you are giving an example, it is for whole Africa. I wish you a good luck!!!
(from neighbor country)
12/14/05 @ 16:35
Comment from: kif [Visitor]
An Habesha in snow game? Why not, if there is a will. Go on!! Good luck brother. The God of Abyssinia be with.
Amen!!!
12/15/05 @ 08:42
Comment from: yoseph [Visitor]
hey robel. it's coming up soon!! so excited and really hoping that i can make it out there to cheer you on. i'd be proud to carry the GREEN GOLD and RED along with you. either way, i'll be cheering you on and look forward to skiing with you at some point this winter (i guess spring really) much love and respect~ your bro, yoseph
12/15/05 @ 19:03
Comment from: Selam [Visitor]
Proud of you Bro! Even though we are far from back home we always think about it and this is one of the best things to represent our country. Good Luck and my prayers are with you. Love your cousin Selam.
12/19/05 @ 14:32
Comment from: Abera demeksa [Visitor]


I wish you ALL happy holidays and

a year of good health, prosperity,

and enlightenment.


12/20/05 @ 05:22
Comment from: PMD/A [Visitor]
WELL DONE WE ALL PRPUD OF SON
12/21/05 @ 01:19
Comment from: yohanes tafete [Visitor]
Wow you are the man, I thought every body is chicken like me who scare Ice. Now I know, there are some heros like you. Keep the outstading work. Hoppy holiday.
12/22/05 @ 14:16
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ሮቤል /ማሪያም በምድረ ቶሪኖ የመጀመሪያውን ልምምድ ጀመረ ::

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ዎቻኖ እንደጻፈ(ች)ው:
ሮቤል /ማሪያም በምድረ ቶሪኖ የመጀመሪያውን ልምምድ ጀመረ ::

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





ሮቤል እንዲህ አለ
"There are two things I absolutely love - besides my family - and that's skiing and Ethiopia," http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4695166.stm

ሮቤል ወንድማችን ሐገርህ ኢትዮጵያና ወገኖችህ ኢትዮጵያውያንም እንወድሃለን ! እንኮራብሃለን !
ጀግናችንም ነህ !
መልካም እድል !!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ከምር
እምባየ ተናነቀኝ ::
መቸ ነው ውድድሩ ??12.02.06., 13:45 ??
መልካሙን ሁሉ እንዲገጥመው እመኛለሁ ::

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teklemariam says his two loves are skiing and Ethiopia


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4703916.stm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

News
Ethiopia is my heritage, my country and it's who I am."
Ethiopia's Robel
By Gideon Long
February 8, 2006

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PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - With his black skin and long dreadlocks, Robel Teklemariam stands out from the other cross-country skiers at the Turin Olympics.
But next Friday, he will line up alongside them for the men's 15 km classical race to become the first Ethiopian to compete at the Winter Olympic Games.

"It's definitely historic for Ethiopia and it means a lot to me personally," Teklemariam said after training at Pragelato, venue for the cross-country events.

"It's an honour for me to race at this level in a sport that I love and for a country that I'm very proud to be from."

Ethiopia has produced many fine Olympians down the years but almost all of them have been long-distance runners.

TROUBLED HOMELAND

Teklemariam says that might change as many Ethiopians, having left their troubled homeland in recent decades, take up other sports in their new-found homes in Europe and America.

"I know Ethiopians that live in Sweden, Italy, Germany and the U.S. and they all ski," he told Reuters as he stood among the mountains in the bright Italian sunshine.

"The world is not the same as it was even 10 or 15 years ago. It's not out of the norm any more to have someone racing in an event that doesn't necessarily exist in their home country."

Teklemariam himself is part of the Ethiopian diaspora.

Born in the East African country in 1974, he left with his mother at the age of nine and was brought up in New York and then in nearby Lake Placid, which had staged the 1980 Winter Games six years earlier.

It was there he fell in love with skiing.

"Alpine skiing, cross-country, I got caught up in it all," he recalls. "For me, leaving New York City and going to Lake Placid was a blessing."

"I've always loved the mountains. My mum says I was intruiged by them in Ethiopia even at the age of two or three."

Since leaving university, Teklemariam has taught snowboarding and Alpine skiing in the United States, and considered trying to qualify for the Super-G at these Games.

But he opted to concentrate on cross-country skiing to avoid the risk of an injury which could have ended his Olympic dream.

As the only Ethiopian here, he practices alone, with only the snow, the forests, the mountains, an MP3 player and a set of silver headphones for company.

"Sometimes I'll listen to Ethiopian music, sometimes to reggae, hip-hop, classical or house music," he says. "It just depends on the mood I'm in."

The 31-year-old still has extended family in Ethiopia -- his father helped set up the national ski federation -- and he also has relatives in northern Italy who may come to see him race.

"I'm not necessarily expecting to win a medal. I'm a realist," he said. "My goals are for further down the road. I want this Olympics to open my eyes and hopefully the eyes of other Ethiopians.

"Ethiopia is my heritage, my country and it's who I am."
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ሮቤል ኮራንብህ እግዚአብሄር ይባርክህ ! አይዞህ ! ውጤት ባይሳካልህም ዋናው እኛነታችንን በመወከልህ ትመሰገናለህ ::
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የተደሰትኩትን ያህን "abnormally high red blood cell" የሚለው ዜና ተከፋሁ ::

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ወገን ካሳው አይክፋህ !!
ከዚህ ቀጥሎ ያለው ዜና እንደሚያመለክተው ሮቤል ነፃ መሆኑ ስለተረጋገጠ እንዲወዳደር ተፈቅዶለታልና ደስ ይበልህ !! ቅዳሜ 15 KM Classical ይሳተፋል ::
መልካም እድል ለሮቤል !!
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Ethiopian skier cleared

Feb 16, 2006

Ethiopia's Robel Teklemariam will be allowed to race in the Winter Olympics having been cleared after a five-day suspension for an abnormally high red blood cell count, the International Ski Federation said on Thursday.

The Federation said Teklemariam and Canada's Sean Crooks had been retested and cleared to compete.

Teklemariam, due to become the first Ethiopian to compete in the Winter Olympics, is scheduled to take part in the 15km Classical on Saturday.

ምንጭ : http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/661167
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ኢትዮጵያኖች በዚህ ነገር አይታሙም በራስ ተማማኝች መሆናቸው የታወቀ ነው :: ግን ደንግጭ ነበር እንኮኣን ነጻ ሆነ ደስ ብሎኝኣል ::

መልካም እድል ይሁንልህ ሮቤል !!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ኩማ እንደጻፈ(ች)ው:
.......
ከዚህ ቀጥሎ ያለው ዜና እንደሚያመለክተው ሮቤል ነፃ መሆኑ ስለተረጋገጠ እንዲወዳደር ተፈቅዶለታልና ደስ ይበልህ !! ቅዳሜ 15 KM Classical ይሳተፋል ::
መልካም እድል ለሮቤል !!......


..በጣም ጥሩ ዜና ነው ኩማ .. ነገሩ በጣም ያሳዝን ነበር ግን በኦሎምፒክ አለም ያለ ነገር ስለሆነ ምንም ማድረግ አይቻልም ...ዋናው ቁምነገር ግን ያሰበው እና የለፋበት አላማ መሳካቱ ነው ...በዚሁ አጋጣሚ መልካም እድልና ውጤትን ሁሉ እመኝለታለሁ !!
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