Who We Are

Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy is a public institution entrusted to train potentially endowed youngsters in Olympic Sports. The Academy also renders capacity building training to professionas in different sport fields. Conducting research & studies which contribute to the quality of different sports disciplines & disseminating the results there of is also Academy’s objective.

Academy’s two campuses are working to produce physically & mentally competent & ethically sound Young Sport elites for national and international competitions. Addis ababa campus located in Bole Sub City is only two minutes’ drive North from Bole International Airport.

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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.

  • 2021 - Moves its headquarters to a new building
  • 2019 - EYSAcreates its new brand
  • 2017 - EYSA opens it doors in Addis
  • 2015 - Inauguration of the new office
  • 2013 - Inaguration of the academy


Produce 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..


To 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.


Ambesaw Eniyew- General Director

Tel: +251 11 667 36 43 Fax: +251 11 667 37 91 .

Desalegne Teaching, Training and Competition Deputy General Director

Tel: 011 667 36 69   .

Fikad Mekuria Administrative and Development Deputy General Director

Tel: 011 667 36 28 Fax: 011 667 37 85 .

Dr. Amensisa Kebede Training and competition Directorate Director

Tel: 011 667 36 28 Fax: 011 667 37 85 .