Ethiopia at the Winter Olympics

Ethiopia made its debut at the Winter Olympic Games in 2006 and appeared again four years later in 2010. The African nation missed the 2014 edition of the Winter Games.

Cross-country skier Robel Teklemariam earned the distinction of becoming the first ever Ethiopian competitor at the Winter Games. Teklemariam was entered in the men's 15-km classical event. He was barred for 5 days before the Olympics since tests indicated that he had excessive haemoglobin levels on his blood, but was allowed to compete after a second test had been conducted. He finished in 83rd spot. Teklemariam competed again at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada in 2010 and wound up in 93rd place. 

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