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ATHLETICS

Derartu Tulu, the Olympic 10,000 metres gold medallist, yesterday led over 600 athletes in a protest march through the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, demanding the dismissal of the country's sports administrators. Tulu, also the women's world cross-country champion, joined the men's marathon record holder, Belayneh Dinsamo, in accusing top sports officials of failing to carry out their responsibilities properly. The Ethiopians feel they were humiliated when sent a team to the World Cross-Country Championships in Durham last month with no money and after insufficient preparation.

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