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Ethiopia's Olympic protester hopes to compete for his country

Ethiopian Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa still hopes to compete for his country - despite being exiled since last summer's Games.

Lilesa has been living in the US on a temporary visa after making an anti-government gesture when he finished in second place in Rio.

He believes his life would be in danger if he returned to his homeland.

"I've always wanted to run for my country and for my people," the 26-year-old told BBC World Service.

"I would like to see myself in a country where the current government is removed and the people get freedom, so I can run for my country - not for a different country."

Read more at BBC


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