Meet the Egyptians Who Are Making Us Proud at Rio 2016 Paralympics Games

Meet the Egyptians Who Are Making Us Proud at Rio 2016 Paralympics Games

  Egyptians have a reason to be proud as our athletes participating in Rio 2016 Paralympics Games have been a true inspiration to us all. If you haven’t been following it that much lately, worry no more, because we’ll fix that.     Rehab Ahmed wins a silver medal   رفعة الفضة للبطلة رحاب احمد 🙂 […]

Iranian Woman Held a Sign at the Olympics, Security Insisted She Puts It Down

Iranian Woman Held a Sign at the Olympics, Security Insisted She Puts It Down

  Darya Safai, an Iranian volleyball fan, held a sign in Rio 2016 stating: “Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums,” she also wore a t-shirt holding the same statement. In response, the security working in the Olympics rushed to make Safai put the sign down; the International Olympic Committee bans political statements at the games.   “This […]

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 […]

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 […]

Egypt’s Handball and Volleyball Teams Slay at Olympics 2016 We Masr Hatefra7

Egypt’s Handball and Volleyball Teams Slay at Olympics 2016 We Masr Hatefra7

Finally, we wake up to epic news. Just last night,2 while most of us were calmly tucked in our beds, Egypt was absolutely killing it at the Olympics. The handball team just scored a last minute goal 26-25 against Sweden, London 2012 silver medalists, after a killer game. The team is now ranked third in […]

These Red Bruises on Rio’s Olympic Athletes Are Not from a Khena2a, They’re ‘Cupping’

These Red Bruises on Rio’s Olympic Athletes Are Not from a Khena2a, They’re ‘Cupping’

By Leena ElDeeb

  If you’ve been watching the Olympic games, you might have seen a couple of athletes (or more) with circular bruises – that look like they just had a big khena2a with someone. Worry not, they are a result of cupping, a process that is undergone using hot cups that suck on your flesh until it […]

The Ultimate Travel Guide Every Arab Needs for Rio 2016 Olympics

The Ultimate Travel Guide Every Arab Needs for Rio 2016 Olympics

By Leena ElDeeb

  If you’re one of the lucky ones spending the next two weeks in Rio, Brazil, this guide will show you around the best spots in the Brazilian capital.   Quick visits and hangout places around the Maracana stadium   If you’re at the games and you want to grab lunch, chill out and take […]

The Curious Case of Christian Zimmerman, The German-Palestinian in Rio of No Palestinian Descent

The Curious Case of Christian Zimmerman, The German-Palestinian in Rio of No Palestinian Descent

By Leena ElDeeb

  A picture of Christian Zimmerman resurfaced on social media along with international media platforms discussing the real intentions of this German-Palestinian, between activism on the Palestinian conflict and opportunity.   Zimmerman is the CEO of UNIPLAN, a communications agency.  He was originally born in Cologne, Germany, found his way to a Palestinian passport a few years ago through […]

Moroccan Boxer in Rio Held 15 Days in Custody For Accusations of Sexual Assault

Moroccan Boxer in Rio Held 15 Days in Custody For Accusations of Sexual Assault

By Leena ElDeeb

  Rio de Janeiro court sentenced Moroccan boxer, Hassan Saada, to spend 15 days in jail, last Friday. Meanwhile the authorities will investigate and examine claims by the two women who accused Saada to have attempted to rape them at the Olympic Village on Wednesday.   Reports say he invited one of the women to pose for a selfie […]

Meet the Arab Flag Bearers in Rio 2016 Olympics

Meet the Arab Flag Bearers in Rio 2016 Olympics

By Leena ElDeeb

    With the Olympics starting, we’d like to gather up all the Arab flag bearers, making us proud in Rio, in one article here. We’ll start from the West to the East.     1. Mauritania: Jidou ElMoctar     He is a 31 year-old runner who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he […]