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‘Downtown Cairo Geneva Run’: where sports meets history across borders

The “Downtown Cairo Geneva Run”, an event organised through the cooperation of the Cairo governorate, Cairo Runners, and the Embassy of Switzerland, took place on 2 December and witnessed thousands of participants join in to hit the pavement of Cairo’s downtown streets. The 4km run began at 7am at Abdeen Square, and winded through the …

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Egypt’s women champions continue victories in the world of squash

Egypt’s Nada Abbas won the 2016 London Squash Open, which came to an end on 4 December. Abbas defeated England’s Julianne Courtice in the final match with a score of 3-2 (8/11, 11/4, 11/7, 12/14, 11/6). The victory comes one day after the Egyptian women’s squash national team won the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash …

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Egypt collects 9 medals at Sahl Hasheesh Triathlon

Egyptian athletes obtained nine medals at the 2016 Sahl Hasheesh Triathlon on Friday. The first race in the morning saw Egyptians Khaled Essam, Omar Magdy, and Mohamed Gaber win gold, silver, and bronze respectively in the male race, while Egyptian Basmala El-Salamony won gold in the women’s competition, followed by British Mady Morgan and Croatian …

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Egypt continues to dominate Women’s World Team Squash Championship

On Wednesday, the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship held the third round of the first group, in which Egypt defeated Mexico with a 3-0 victory. Raneem El Welily beat Mexico’s Nayelly Hernandez, 3-0 (11-9/11-6/11-2); Nouran Gohar won against Diana Garcia, 3-0, (11-6/11-6/11-5); and Omneya Abdel Kawy defeated Diana Anguiano, 3-0, (11-5/11-4/11-8). On Tuesday the …

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WSF honors squash champion Omneya Abdel Kawy

The WSF is honouring Egyptian squash champion Omneya Abdel Kawy for her tenth time participating in the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championships. Abdel Kawy is currently competing in the championship, which is taking place in Paris, France. Abdel Kawy’s first time participating in the competition was in 1998, which took place in Stuttgart, Germany. …

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3 Egyptians win Creative Sports Award

Egypt took a good share home from the 2016 Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. Egypt’s Ahmed Helmy Mohamed Kora won the prize dedicated to Arab referees. As Hedaya Malak was the first Arab woman to win an Olympic medal in taekwondo, and Sarah Samir was the first Arab woman to win an …

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Egyptian women’s squash team defeats India 

The Egyptian team started its journey at the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship in France by winning against India 3-0. The Egyptian team is composed of four players: Nour El-Sherbiny, ranked first internationally; Nouran Gohar, ranked third internationally; Raneem El-Welily, ranked fourth internationally; and Omneya Abdel Kawy, ranked eighth internationally. The championship’s first group …

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Squash champion Fares Mohamed Dessouki wins 2016 CCI International JSW ISC

Fares Mohamed Dessouki defeated his Egyptian compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar in the finals of the 2016 CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit in Mumbai, netting him his second PSA World Tour title. Abouelghar had qualified to the semifinals after defeating another Egyptian player, Mohamed Reda, in the quarterfinals with a score of 3-1 (6-11/12-10/3-11/6-11). Dessouki qualified …

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TriFactory celebrates first Egyptian team to take part in Ironman race

At the Great Cairo Library on Saturday, TriFactory celebrated Egypt’s first ever full team of triathletes successfully taking part in the Ironman race in October in Barcelona. The team consisted of 20 athletes, 17 of whom managed to finish the race. Ayman Haky, founder of TriFactory, and one of the athletes who participated in the …

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Egyptian, Iranian weightlifters climb the ladder after Russian champion stripped of Olympic medal

After the International Olympic Committee re-analysed the blood samples of some athletes, it discovered that Russia’s weightlifter Apti Aukhadov had been using banned substances at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Aukhadov was stripped of the silver medal he received in the weightlifting 85kg clean and jerk category in 2012. At the time, Egyptian weightlifter Tarek …

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Murray usurps Djokovic following ATP victory

The British tennis player Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the final of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) last week, scoring a decisive 6-3/6-4 victory over his long-time rival and winning him his first ATP World Tour Finals title. This victory has also propelled Murray to first place in the global rankings, marking him …

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Aikido alive and thriving in Egypt

The Heliopolis Sporting Club (HSC) celebrated “Aikido Day” last week, featuring demonstration bouts by skilled Egyptian practitioners. HSC celebrates Aikido day every month, and invites other practitioners from different clubs to promote the martial art. Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that utilises and redirects an opponent’s momentum. In attendance were several members of …

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Cairo turns Orange

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt organised the fifth Orange Bike Day with more than 5,000 cyclists participating on Friday morning. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability and sustainable business practices, supported by the slogan: Orange is the new Green. The event was planned with the …

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Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović struggled to become who he is now: Magnus Gertten

Among the films that were screened at the Panorama of the European Film, which concluded last week, was the documentary Becoming Zlatan. The subject of the documentary is Zlatan Ibrahimović, one of the most talented footballers of our time. The documentary tracks Ibrahimović’s journey in the world of sports, starting with the Swedish club Malmö FF …

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Karim Abdel Gawad

I want to be the world champion a few more times: Karim Abdel Gawad

Karim Abdel Gawad, a rising star in the world of squash, won the Al-Ahram Squash Open Championship in September. The Al-Ahram Squash Open had returned after being absent for 10 years, making Abdel Gawad’s victory a prestigious one. But his victories did not stop there, as the Egyptian champion surprised the world by winning the …

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