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Erdogan chooses football for first-post election strike against Islamist opponents

  /  April 17, 2014  /  Opinion, Sports  /  1 Comment

By James M. Dorsey Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan, fresh from a resounding victory in municipal elections, has chosen the football pitch to make good on his promise to “enter the lair” of his Islamist read the rest…

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Paralympic weightlifters bring home four world records

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Sports  /  2 Comments

Egyptian team ranked second at the Dubai 2014 IPC Power lifting World Championships, winning four gold, six silver, and two bronze medals

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Egyptian hopes dominate El Gouna quarterfinal draw

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Five Egyptians reach last eight on home turf

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Al-Ahly go top through late winner

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Al-Zamalek are looking to play catch up in Group 2 when they face Al-Minya on Thursday

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Ashour leads home hopes into second round at El Gouna

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Egyptian No.1 stays on course to retain El Gouna International title

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Ga Sabry shakes up El Gouna International

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Ga Sabry, whose only previous appearance in the main draw of a PSA World Series event was a first round exit in the 2013 World Championships, impressed on the Red Sea resort of El Gouna

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El Sherbini triumphs in Texas

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Sports  /  3 Comments

Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini claimed the biggest Women’s Squash Association World Tour title of her career

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The Rise of the Minnows

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Opinion, Sports  /  2 Comments

Egyptian football has been deeply affected by the political and social events that stormed the country since the 25 January 2011 Revolution, especially by the Port Said massacre, which occurred on 1 February 2012, where read the rest…

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Controversial football club chief declares candidacy in Egypt’s presidential election

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Opinion, Sports  /  2 Comments

By James M. Dorsey Egyptian football is adding salt to the run-up to presidential elections that are certain to be won by the country’s strongman, newly retired general Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, with the announcement of read the rest…

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Egyptian Sumo player honoured during Arabic-Japanese friendship week

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Sports  /  3 Comments

“The Egyptian player is the first Arab to be honoured on such an occasion”, Egyptian ambassador in Japan says

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Mercedes Trophy Egypt 2014 kicks off its first qualifier event at Allegria

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Sports  /  2 Comments

Mercedes-Benz celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mercedes Trophy worldwide with special highlights

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Diables Rouges

  /  April 3, 2014  /  Opinion, Sports  /  2 Comments

World football fans are familiar with the names of Eden Hazard, Jan Vertonghen, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Vincent Kompany, Thibaut Courtois and Simon Mignolet. Wwhat gathers this set of quality footballers are their Belgian passports. read the rest…

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Joy and defeat for Egypt in CAF Champions League

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Attention turns to domestic league as three Egyptian teams exit African competitions

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BPL Live showcases the passion for the beautiful game in South Africa

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Thousands of fans turn out to support their BPL teams at “the ultimate fan experience” event

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England’s Laura Massaro wins Women’s World Championship title

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Sports  /  4 Comments

England’s Laura Massaro won 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9.

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El-Sherbini shocks David in Women’s World Squash Championship upset

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

18-year-old world No27 from Alexandria beat Malaysian world No1 4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 2-11, 11-9

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Egypt Brazil match to kick off ‘Street Children’s World Cup’

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Street Children’s World Cup tournament to raise awareness for plight of homeless children worldwide

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All-Egyptian finale to World Series Finals

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Elshorbagy booked his place in the final with a 3-2 win over World No.1 Nick Matthew, his second consecutive win over the Englishman having beaten him in the 2013 Qatar Classic final, in a tense and hard-fought battle full of sublime squash action.

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Nation’s two most popular teams lose in Egyptian Premier League matches this week

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Sports  /  3 Comments

Somouha ties but remains the team with the highest points in groups 1 and 2

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Portuguese coaching legend to select footballers from Copa Coca-Cola Season 2

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Sports  /  2 Comments

Selected players will get a full professional football experience in Brazil

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Premier League new boys Minya put 3 past Haras Al-Hodood

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Egyptian clubs progress in African competitions

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Russian takes top prize in Sharm triathlon championship

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

The winners in the elite men and women’s categories received monetary prizes of $600 for first place, $500 for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth and $200 for fifth place.

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CAF denies ordering closed doors for Zamalek vs. Kabuscorp

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Sports  /  2 Comments

African football federation distances itself from decision to block fans from stadium and resulting clashes with security

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Squash round-up: Montreal and Chicago

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Highs and lows for Egyptian Squash players

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Archery; a military skill turned sport

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Sports  /  5 Comments

Originating as a military and hunting skill, archery dates back to at least 50,000 years ago. The ancient Egyptian civilisation was among the first to employ archery; both for hunting purposes and during warfare. With read the rest…

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Sochi week 3 recap: Last of the good, the bad, and the weird

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

The flame is finally out on the Sochi games, and the torch has been passed. Like the ceremonies, the competition was no small spectacle; three weeks and $52bn later, Russia managed to put on the read the rest…

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Ahly wins CAF Super Cup title as performance falters in domestic league

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Amr Gamal scores twice to give Ahly their sixth CAF Super Cup title

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Pele kicks off Copa Coca-Cola Season 2

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Sports  /  2 Comments

Pele hopes Egypt can qualify for the next World Cup

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Sochi week 2 recap: More of the good, the bad, and the weird

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

The second week of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi saw some of the most intense and exciting moments of the games.

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Gouna deal Al-Ahly third defeat this season

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Sports  /  2 Comments

Somouha go top of Group 1 with a win over Raga’a on Matchday 10

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