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Top 10 most popular sports in the United States 

Despite the fact that soccer is by far the most popular sport globally, many Americans believe that world football is unfair. American cultural values have deep love for the concept of justice. The “American Dream” is a story about justice. Those who are honest, hard-working, get what they deserve. Americans are more interested in other …

Daily News Egypt

beIN fined EGP400m over monopolistic practices 

The Cairo Economic Court ruled to fine the beIN Media Group and sports channel officials, including the former’s chairperson Nasser Al-Khelaifi,  EGP 400m over monopolistic practices, according to a statement issued by the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) on Tuesday. The ECA had referred beIN and Al-Khelaifi to prosecution last January for monopolising the distribution of …

Daily News Egypt

The South Korean wave ‘Hallyu’ where arts, sports and languages meet in Cairo

“Hallyu” is a term that refers to the popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture. It first appeared after South Korea entered diplomatic relations with China during the 1990s. By then, Korean TV dramas and music became popular among the Chinese-speaking communities. Hallyu has its fans in Egypt, in order to widen its fans-base, the …

Maya Nawar

Nour El-Sherbiny wins the 2016 Carol Weymuller Squash Open

Egyptian international female squash champion Nour El-Sherbiny defeated English player Alison Waters 3-0 at the 2016 Carol Weymuller Squash Open. Raneem El-Wilily was the first Egyptian woman to win the title in 2011, when she defeated English Jennifer Duncalf 3-0 (11-7, 15-13, and 11-4) in the final. It was El-Wilily who defeated El-Sherbiny at the …

Maya Nawar

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Egyptian modern pentathlon team wins 36 medals at the UIPM Biathle/Triathle World Championship

  At the 2016 UIPM Biathle/Triathle World Championship, which took place in Sarasota, Florida, the Egyptian national team for modern pentathlon won 36 medals: 14 gold, 12 silver, and 10 bronze. Four-hundred players competed at the championship, representing 29 countries, including: US, England, Egypt, Georgia, UAE, South Africa, Russia, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Armenia, …

Maya Nawar

Egypt claims 7 medals at 3rd day of African Swimming Championship

After winning six medals on the first day of the African Swimming Championship in South Africa from 16-22 October, and seven medals on the second day, the Egyptian swimming champions claimed another seven medals on the third day of events. Hassan Yasser won silver in the 50m men’s butterfly stroke, finishing with a time of …

Maya Nawar

A friendly match: Egypt and Portugal seek better relations through sports

In order to take Egyptian-Portuguese relations to the next level, at least in terms of the field of sports, Egyptian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Khaled Abdel Aziz recently met with the Portuguese ambassador to Egypt Madeleine Fischer and the head of the Portuguese Delegation to Egypt Salvador Pinto at the ministry’s headquarters. During …

Maya Nawar

Egyptians Nicola, Eishra, Adly win first places at 2016 World Helices Championship

For the first time, the World Helices Championship was celebrated outside Europe. Egypt hosted the championship’s 25th edition this year, with more than 400 shooters from 15 countries competing, according to Abdel Hamid Ghaleb, director of the Egyptian Shooting Federation. Egyptian George Nicola won the super veterans competition. Second and third places went to Italian …

Maya Nawar

Nile Cooperation akin to teamwork in sports

For any football team, you have the goal keeper, defenders, midfielders, strikers, and the coach. These entities blend together so as to secure victory for their team. Separately, they would achieve nothing, for it is through team work (cooperation) that the eleven players can face their opponents (challenges) and win. The players are organised into …

John Rao Nyaoro

Kuwaiti rulers fight their internal battles on the sports field

Political infighting within Kuwait’s ruling family is about to take a dramatic turn with reports that the Gulf state plans to dissolve its national sports organisations in a blatant illustration of the incestuous relationship between sports and politics. The expected Kuwaiti move, part of an effort to sideline Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, a member of …

James Dorsey

Iran’s litmus test: sports and air transport

Sports and air transport are likely to serve as indicators of whether Iran has the flexibility to become a major node in an increasingly globalised world. The country’s willingness to relax strict gender segregation, dress codes, and its ban on alcohol will be at the core of Iranian efforts to become a global sports and …

James Dorsey

Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally

For the twelfth time, French driver Stéphane Peterhansel has won the world’s most gruelling cross-country road race. His final margin of victory was more than half an hour.

Deutsche Welle

Elneny in Paris for medical check up before joining FC Arsenal

Egyptian international midfielder Mohamed Elneny will undergo medical in Paris Tuesday ahead of singing his contract with the Arsenal Wednesday. Former Arab contractors player and FC Basle midfielder is about to join the north London giants in a deal worth £ 7.4m but must first wait for a work visa before he is allowed to move to England ahead of join the Arsenal team by completing terms on a four and half year contract.

Mohamed Farouk