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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 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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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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Egypt hosts 22nd Emirates Airlines Men’s Basketball for Arab teams

In the presence of president of the Egyptian Basketball Federation Magdy Abou Farikha and president of the Emirati Basketball Federation and the Arab Basketball Federation Ismail Al-Karkawy, a press conference was held on 15 November to launch the 22nd Emirates Airlines Men’s Basketball for Arab teams. The championship will take place from 30 December 2016 …

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Hungarians in Cairo commemorate 60th anniversary of 1956 Hungarian revolution

Hungarians in Egypt did not miss the opportunity to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution (23 October – 4 November 1956) against the Soviet Union and the State Protection Authority of Hungary. Pál Maléter and Imre Nagy, who were the symbols of this revolution, were both executed in 1958. Commemorating this historical event, Hungarian …

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Kenzy El-Defrawy wins 2016 Amman Squash Open

One of the recent victories marked by Egyptian female squash players was that of Kenzy El-Defrawy, who won the 2016 Amman Squash Open organised by the Jordan Squash Federation. Incredibly, El-Defrawy reached the final match without losing a game. In the first round she won against Jordan’s Alaa Hadaib, with a score of 3-0 (11-4/11-3/11-4). …

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Al-Ahly wins African Handball Champions League for 5th time

An Egyptian club, the Al-Ahly Red Devils, won the 2016 African Handball Champions League, which took place in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. This victory came after Al-Ahly defeated the Tunisian club of Esperance Sportive in the final, with a score of 26-23. This is the fifth time Al-Ahly won the African Handball Champions League, as …

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6 Egyptians qualify for quarterfinals of 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship

The 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship concluded its 16th round on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, Egyptians Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, and Karim Abdel Gawad qualified for the quarterfinals. On Monday, another three Egyptians qualified for the quarterfinals, namely Ramy Ashour, Tarek Momen, and Fares Dessuki. Ashour was qualified to the quarterfinals …

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3 Egyptians make it to the quarterfinals in the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship

The 2016 Wadi Degla Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men’s World Squash Championship hosted its 16th round on Sunday and Monday. After Sunday’s matches, Egyptians Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, and Karim Abdel Gawad qualified for the quarterfinals. Mohamed El-Shorbagy saw his compatriot Karim Ali Fathi pushed out of the competition after he defeated Fathi 3-0 (11-3, …

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Sometimes it’s nice to be the underdog: British squash player Daryl Selby

Squash originally comes from England and the British Empire brought the sport to the countries that the British colonised. In these countries, squash is more accessible, and nowadays Egypt provides some of the most advanced players in the sport. Daryl Selby is an English squash player, ranked 17th internationally, and is currently competing at the …

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Korean band transcends time and space, teleports Egyptian audience to South Korea

In celebration of the 9th Korea-Arab Friendship Caravan, Al-Gomhouria Theatre hosted the Gyeonggi Provincial Dance Company last week. The event was hosted by the Korea-Arab Society, under the auspices of the ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Korea. “The Gyeonnggi Provincial” is a dance institution that was originally created to preserve the Korean …

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8 Egyptians qualify for 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship’s 16th round

The 2016 Wadi Degla Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men’s World Squash Championship hosted its 32nd round on Friday and Saturday. Egyptian players Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, Karim Ali Fathi, Karim Abdel Gawad, Fares Dessuki, Ramy Ashour, Marwan El-Shorbagy, and Tarek Momen qualified for the 16th round. Fares Dessuki qualified for the 16th round after defeating …

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Wadi Degla 2016 PSA Men’s World Squash Championship holds 32nd round

The Wadi Degla Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men’s World Squash Championship for 2016 began its 32nd round on Friday. Egyptian players Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, Karim Ali Fathi, and Karim Abdel Gawad qualified for the 16th round. Mohamed El-Shorbagy defeated Finnish player Olli Tuominen 3-0 (11-9, 11-2, and 11-8), while Ali Farag defeated English James …

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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 …

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France, US win gold at the 2016 FIE Senior World Cup for men’s foil

The 2016 FIE Senior World Cup for men’s foil concluded its events on 23 October at the Saladin Citadel in Cairo. The Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports participated in financing the fencing tournament’s costs with EGP 250,000. The ministry is supporting several international sports events to motivate tourism to Egypt. Aiding in this effort, …

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Meet Argentinean shooter Javier Oviedo

The Grand Prix D’Egypte was part of the 2016 World Helices Championship, which took place at the Shooting Club. This tournament was divided into five competitive divisions: open, juniors, women’s, veterans, and super veterans. Argentineans showed a great performance in the open competition, with Javier Oviedo coming in first place. His compatriot Cervigni Rogilio Gostavo …

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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, …

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The Path to Happiness: a workshop to find inner peace

Last weekend, dozens of people seeking to revive the lost connection with their souls and to overcome the crowdedness of the city that oppresses their inner peace, gathered for a two-day workshop titled “The Path to Happiness” held at Mövenpick Ain El-Sokhna. The event is organised by Sandra Shama Kaur, an Egyptian lifestyle consultant, in …

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