Addis Ethiopia Weblog

Ethiopia's World / የኢትዮጵያ ዓለም

  • July 2016
    M T W T F S S
  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Recent Posts

Disgraceful Farce: Kenyans ‘Winning’ For The Turkish Beast at The European Athletics Championships

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 11, 2016

How troubling and disgusting it must be for some African athletes to sell their nationality, religion and change names!

Jasmine Can, (formerly Vivian Jemutai) who was born in Kenya and represented the country up until last year has never set foot in turkey – yet, she won two gold medals for her adopted nation.

Ali Kaya, Ali Kaya who Won men’s 10000m was born Stanley Kiprotich

How depressing, in the year 2016 individuals are still forced to change their names, religion – practically sell their soul and receive riches fame and eventual damnation… are these folks serious!?

As one Irish athlete rightly noted, “People shouldn’t be allowed hop countries whenever they feel like it. It’s a dangerous country to be living in (Turkey), why would you just decide to represent them? I have no idea and I don’t think it should be allowed.

In 80 years Turkey won only 12 European medals, which is equal to the numbers it won this year.


Seven Kenyans, two Jamaicans and a Cuban competing for Turkey – this is a disgraceful farce


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: