Rift Valley University has received a certificate of acknowledgment from the Ethiopian Olympic Committee for sponsoring Ethiopian athletes that have participated in the 2020 Summer Olympics. The event was initially planned to take place at the end of 2020, but was postponed due to COVID-19 and conducted in Tokyo from July 23- August 11, 2021.  

The certificate of appreciation was handed over to Dr. Abebe Gemechu, Rift Valley University President on July 7, 2022, at his office by the Ethiopian Olympic Committee representative. During the occasion, Dr. Abebe pledged to collaborate with Ethiopian Olympic Committee in the future in advancing the interest of the country at the international level.

The results exhibited by the Ethiopian athletes in the 2020 Summer Olympics were as follows:

NoName Sport EventMedalDate
1Solomon BeregaAthletics Men’s 10,000mGoldJuly 30, 2021
2Lamecha GirmaAthleticsMen’s 3000mSilverJuly 30, 2021
3.Gudag TsgayAthleticsWomen 5000mBronzeAugust 2,2021
4.Letesenbet GideyAthleticsWomen 10000mBronzeAugust 7,2021


The attached shots were taken while the handover ceremony was conducted at RVU Head Office.


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