The Academy was envisaged by H,E the late Prime Minister MELES ZENAWI, and was inaugurated may 28,2013 by H,E Prime Minster HILEMARIEM DESALEGNE. Athlete Tirunesh Dibaba Sports Training center (the Assela Campus) which was previously established October of 2009 with an objective to boost the number of elite athletes has now been incorporated with the Academy in accordance with.
MissionProduce capable and victorious athletes at national & international sport events through the provision of scientific training to skilled youngsters; build the capacity of sports professionals and produce & disseminates sports research products essential to the national sports development.
VisionTo envisage the Academy by 2023 as Africa’s leading and standardized center of excellence of all time blue-ribbon athletes & successful professionals in various sports in a long standing pipe line.
Objectives1. To produce physically and mentally competent and ethical sound young sport elites for national and international competitions;
2. To render capacity building training to professionals in different sport fields;
3. To conduct research and studies which contribute to the quality of different sport disciplines and disseminate the results thereof;
4. To serve as a center of excellence for different sport disciplines at national level.