Egypt’s Gymnastics Team Says It Needs More Recognition and Appreciation

Egypt’s Gymnastics Team Says It Needs More Recognition and Appreciation

Al Masry Al Youm just posted a video containing footage of the young ladies of Egypt’s very own National Gymnastics Team, and basically, you need to watch it. For real, these talented athletes really want you to watch it.   The video shows the girls talking about how they don’t receive any kind of recognition, […]

Egyptian Swimmer Farida Osman Becomes Third Fastest Swimmer in History

Egyptian Swimmer Farida Osman Becomes Third Fastest Swimmer in History

  With one victory after the other Egyptian swimmer, Farida Osman,  seems unstoppable. The mean swim machine, who represented Egypt in  2012 and 2016 Olympics, just won her first-ever individual NCAA title and became the third fastest swimmer in history in the 100-yard fly with 50.05.     The 22-year-old team co-captain for the bears has won relay titles […]

Olympian Mo Farah’s #MuslimBan Post Is a Heartbreaking and Powerful Statement

Olympian Mo Farah’s #MuslimBan Post Is a Heartbreaking and Powerful Statement

  Making his voice heard. Olympian Mo Farah wrote an emotional post about how Donald Trump’s refugee ban will directly affect his family, sharing his words via Facebook on Sunday, January 29.   Trump’s executive order suspended entry of all refugees for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocked entry into the U.S. for 90 […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Might Be over, but Zabado Sa7el Olympics Aren’t

Rio 2016 Olympics Might Be over, but Zabado Sa7el Olympics Aren’t

  Just because Rio 2016 Olympics is over it doesn’t mean that the entire summer-themed Olympics are! Zabado has decided to drive the summer vibes and mix it with fitness all together by Telal’s shimmering beach at  the North Coast.     The Sa7el Olympics started on August 11th and will continue every weekend until September […]

Taekwondo Fighter Ahmad Abughaush Wins Jordan’s First Ever Olympic Gold Medal

Taekwondo Fighter Ahmad Abughaush Wins Jordan’s First Ever Olympic Gold Medal

  Jordanians, and Arabs, have a reason to celebrate as Ahmad Abughaush made history by winning Jordan’s first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men’s under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio.   The 20-year-old wrapped up a surprising day at the Rio Games by defeating Russia’s Alexey Denisenko last night. Abughaush beat Denisenko 10-6. […]

Saudi Female Sprinter Made History in Rio 2016 Olympics

Saudi Female Sprinter Made History in Rio 2016 Olympics

  Kariman Abuljadayel, 22, is the first Saudi woman to compete in the Olympics 100 metres. Following in the footsteps of  Sarah Attar, the first Saudi woman ever to compete in the Olympics in 2012 after the Kingdom lifted the ban on women competing in the Olympics, Abuljadayel came in seventh in her preliminary heat with a […]

Brazilian Dishes Arabs Need to Learn While Watching Rio 2016 Olympics

Brazilian Dishes Arabs Need to Learn While Watching Rio 2016 Olympics

By Souad Lazkani

Keeping up with all the talented and healthy athletes this Summer Olympics leaves my talentless self pretty famished. On second thought, if there were one talent I could share with the Olympic athletes, it’s eating.     And since we all know I can’t perform multiple cartwheels across the floor, or swim laps like my […]

Egyptian Judoka Refuses to Shake Israeli’s Hand Following Defeat, and Egyptians React

Egyptian Judoka Refuses to Shake Israeli’s Hand Following Defeat, and Egyptians React

By Karima ElNesr

  Earlier this week, lots of people got very hyperactive on social media over the announced match in Rio between Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby and his Israeli opponent, Or Sasson. Well, the day has come and El Shehaby was loudly booed at the Rio 2016 Olympics after his first-round loss to Sasson, when El Shehaby refused to shake […]

The First Arab Who Won the Bronze Medal Is Not of Arab Descent

The First Arab Who Won the Bronze Medal Is Not of Arab Descent

  The Emirati Judoka, Sergiu Toma, originally born in Moldova, was dubbed the first Arab to win a medal in the Summer Olympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro.   After he defeated his Italian opponent, Matteo Marconcini and got placed third in the -81kg weight class, he told the National, “I’m very proud to represent the UAE […]

Egyptians React to The Israeli Vs Egyptian Judo Match Airing This Friday

Egyptians React to The Israeli Vs Egyptian Judo Match Airing This Friday

  Earlier this week, lots of people got very hyperactive on social media on the announced match in Rio between the Egyptian judoka, Islam ElShehaby and his Israeli opponent, Or Sasson, next Friday at 3:35 PM Cairo time.   Just when you thought Egyptians were once again all united against one enemy, they were still divided. Some […]

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