This Egyptian Man on ‘Ninja Warrior Bel Arabi’ is Basically Spider-Man

This Egyptian Man on ‘Ninja Warrior Bel Arabi’ is Basically Spider-Man

  We’ve been obsessed with Ninja Warrior for years. Not that it encourages us to stop being couch potatoes or anything, but we simply enjoy watching other people doing things with their bodies that we will never comprehend.   American Ninja Warriors is a televised sports entertainment show. Participants get to display their physical abilities […]

Egypt Wins Bronze and Gold Medals at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Egypt Wins Bronze and Gold Medals at Special Olympics World Winter Games

  We all love the Olympics! We leave work early, change our daily schedules and cancel meetings just to watch our favorite athletes playing for their lives. Yet, one sports championship has gone unnoticed; the Special Olympics World Winter Games, held in Austria this year.   Via Special Olympics Egypt   Two Egyptian champions just won […]

Egyptian Weightlifter Fatma Omar Dominates World Championship

Egyptian Weightlifter Fatma Omar Dominates World Championship

  Who runs the world? Egyptian Paralympics champion Fatma Omar. The 43-year-old athlete just broke another record with her latest victory in the world weightlifting championship after nailing the gold medal in the 61kg division in Dubai. After years of banning Omar from weightlifting by Egyptian Paralympic committee as traces of fertility drugs appeared in […]

Q&A: Sani Sakakini, Palestine’s First Pro-Basketball Player

Q&A: Sani Sakakini, Palestine’s First Pro-Basketball Player

With good news coming out Palestine becoming unfortunately rare, one Palestinian’s story offers a glimmer of hope for anyone with a dream. Despite coming from a country constantly being pulled apart, Sani Sakakini has not only made a name for himself on the court, he’s managed to put Palestinian sports on the radar. The 6’9” […]

Q&A: ELFIT Athlete Khaled Monib Prepares for Egypt’s Biggest Fitness Competition

Q&A: ELFIT Athlete Khaled Monib Prepares for Egypt’s Biggest Fitness Competition

Ahead of Egypt’s biggest fitness competition, the ELFIT Challenge taking place at Egypt Fitness Fest this weekend, we caught up with athlete and trainer Khaled Monib. The Bake Rolz & Bake Stix-sponsored competitor shared with us his athletic journey, passion for fitness and words of wisdom.     Tell us briefly about your fitness journey. […]

Q&A: ELFIT Athlete Julia Alexan Prepares for Egypt’s Biggest Fitness Competition

Q&A: ELFIT Athlete Julia Alexan Prepares for Egypt’s Biggest Fitness Competition

Ahead of this weekend’s highly-anticipated Egypt Fitness Fest, we chatted with ELFIT competitor Julia Alexan. The Bake Rolz & Stix-sponsored athlete will be going up against challengers from five different countries in Egypt’s biggest fitness competition. She shared with us the challenges of being a female athlete, her preparations for ELFIT, her anti-fitness guilty pleasure […]

Q&A: Palestinian-American UFC Fighter Ramsey Nijem

Q&A: Palestinian-American UFC Fighter Ramsey Nijem

UFC fighter Ramsey Nijem has been at the forefront of headlines for major moves he’s made in and out of the ring. The Palestinian-American mixed martial artist is scheduled to kick ass on July 25 at UFC Fight Night after recovering from a major blow to the elbow last August. The man is definitely not […]

Meet ‘The Great Sandstorm’, the First Professional Sumo Wrestler from the Arab World and Egypt!

Meet ‘The Great Sandstorm’, the First Professional Sumo Wrestler from the Arab World and Egypt!

By Nesma Nafea

Little did anyone know that this little kid…   Would grow up into this 189 cm and 146 Kg sumo wrestler!   Abdelrahman Shaalan, better known in Japan as Osunaarashi, is the first professional sumo wrestler from the Middle East. He first fell in love with Sumo at the age of 15 and decided to […]