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Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - 06:07 GMT

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021.

Tokyo postponement has 'no impact' on Paris 2024 Olympics, says organiser

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 - 07:08 GMT

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic will have "no impact" on the Paris Games, which will go ahead as scheduled in "summer 2024", the head of the organising committee Tony Estanguet told AFP on Tuesday.

Fate of Olympic torch relay in balance as virus worsens

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 - 12:16 GMT

The Olympic torch relay, due to begin Thursday from a symbolic site in Fukushima, will proceed as scheduled but organisers said they would re-assess in the coming days given the "worsening" coronavirus situation.

Sisi congratulates Egyptians on African Handball title

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 - 07:56 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has congratulated the Egyptian people and national team on claiming the title of the 2020 African Men's Handball Championship.

South Korea, Saudi Arabia seal Tokyo Olympics berths

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - 09:57 GMT

South Korea and Saudi Arabia claimed two of Asia’s three places in the Olympic soccer tournament in Japan later this year after reaching the final of the Asian Under-23 Championship on Wednesday.

Egypian handball team prepares to face DRC

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 - 10:27 GMT

The first men's handball team, led by the Spanish technical director Roberto Garcia Barondo, is preparing to face the Democratic Republic of the Congo at 7 pm on Sunday, at the end of the first round of the African Nations Cup hosted by Tunisia and qualif

Gharib leaves door open for Salah participation at the Olympics

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 - 09:37 GMT

Salah was one of the U-23 team’s players who participated in 2012 Olympic Games in London.

A record breaking attendance is expected tonight at Cairo Stadium

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 01:00 GMT

Over 75,000 fans will be at the stadium on Friday night which will set a new attendance record for this competition.

Egypt achieve the awaited dream, qualify for Tokyo Olympics for the 12th time

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 07:15 GMT

By the arrival of the 24th of July and the start of football competitions in the Olympics, the sun of Egypt will illuminate the skies of the Japanese capital Tokyo.

Egypt leads African games with 116 medals

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 - 11:57 GMT

Egypt's delegation in the African Games held in Rabat, Morocco, maintained the top spot with 116 medals, including 37 gold, 50 silver and 29 bronze medals.

Aya Medany chosen as member of taskforce overseeing boxing at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 12:25 GMT

Medany made her Olympic début at the 2004 Summer Olympics as the youngest competitor both in the Egyptian team and competing in the pentathlon.

Kipchoge stands in way of Farah London Marathon glory

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 - 05:00 GMT

Mo Farah says turning his attention to running marathons has helped him get his mojo back as he prepares to take on world record-holder Eliud Kipchoge on the streets of London on Sunday.

Tamer Hosny to perform at Abu Dhabi Olympics’ opening ceremony

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 - 12:51 GMT

Tamer Hosny will perform in the opening ceremony of Abu Dhabi 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games scheduled to kick off on March 14.

Azhar University to organize AAU Olympics in March

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 - 03:17 GMT

The university will organize the AAU’s Olympics taking place on March 10-15.

Egypt’s Olympic team beats Tunisia in a friendly game

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 04:04 GMT

Egypt's Olympic team made a friendly victory over Tunisia 4-0 at Borg El Arab Stadium in preparation for the African Nations Cup for locals.

Egypt Futsal Youth team loses to Russia at Olympics

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 - 07:00 GMT

Egypt Futsal Youth Team’s amazing run at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics came to an end when they lost 3-1 to Russia at the semi-finals.

Five swimmers set to make a splash at the Asian Games

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 06:06 GMT

Five athletes who could light up the Asian Games swimming competition, which begins on Sunday in Jakarta:

CAS dismisses Russian trio's Olympic doping appeals

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 - 03:03 GMT

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday dismissed appeals by Russian athletes Tatyana Lebedeva and Maria Abakumova and cyclist Ekaterina Gnidenko against their Olympic disqualifications for doping.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket prices unveiled

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 11:00 GMT

The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled domestic ticket prices for the Games on Friday ranging from less than $18 up to $2,760, the top rate for a place at the opening ceremony.

Farida Osman receives 2nd Gold Medal at Mediterranean Games

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 - 06:00 GMT

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman achieved Women's 50-meter freestyle Gold Medal at the 2018 Mediterranean games in Spain.

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