ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Haile Gebrselassie, the famed Ethiopian long-distance runner, has urged East African countries to focus on improving sports infrastructure, citing a report from the Daily Nation.
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He believes that better stadiums and sports facilities would attract European athletes, boosting revenue for the region.
Gebrselassie mentioned that many European athletes are eager to train in countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia, but the lack of proper sports facilities prevents them from doing so.
He argued that improving sports infrastructure would attract more athletes, who could combine vacations with training, thereby generating additional revenue for East African nations.