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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 …

Maya Nawar

Women: a benchmark of Saudi and Iranian reform

With Saudi Arabia announcing plans for a major restructuring of the kingdom’s economy and Iran gearing up to become a regional hegemony, women’s sports are emerging as a benchmark of reform, and one that so far is less than promising. Saudi Arabia’s recent outline of plans for large scale economic reform away from the kingdom’s …

James Dorsey

Soccer highlights domestic drivers in Saudi-Iranian dispute

Saudi Arabia and Iran, highlighting the domestic drivers of mounting tension that threaten to deepen and complicate the sectarian and the multiple other regional conflicts, have taken their fierce tit-for-tat battle from the realm of traditional diplomacy to the world of public spectacle. The past few days have seen a dizzying sequence of events that …

James Dorsey

Clerical error

By: Philip Whitfield Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei must be walking on air. His acolyte President Mohamed Morsi apes Iran’s every move. Essam El-Haddad, one of the top honchos in the Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau, has been in Tehran chewing over Syria. Just as on 4 December …

Daily News Egypt

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