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Egypt claims 7 medals at 3rd day of African Swimming Championship

After winning six medals on the first day of the African Swimming Championship in South Africa from 16-22 October, and seven medals on the second day, the Egyptian swimming champions claimed another seven medals on the third day of events. Hassan Yasser won silver in the 50m men’s butterfly stroke, finishing with a time of …

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HSC synchronised swimming team win silver at international championship

Heliopolis Sporting Club (HSC)’s synchronised swimming team, which represented Egypt, surprised the audience after it won the silver medal at the 25th Heliopolis International Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming Championship, with a score of 143.882. The championship was held from 11-15 October. The team consisted of Aya Tarek, Zeina Omar, Laila Ali, Mahitab Nader, Farida …

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Egyptian Aya Medany elected to IOC’s Athletes Commission

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach sent a letter to Egyptian modern pentathlon champion Aya Medany, congratulating her on being appointed at the Athletes Commission of the IOC. Medany was notified of her election two months after the formation of a new Commission, on 18 August, during the 2016 Olympic Games in …

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Egypt claims 7 medals at 2nd day of African Swimming Championship

After winning six medals on the first day of the African Swimming Championship in South Africa from 16-22 October, the Egyptian swimming champions claimed another seven medals on the second day of events. Marwan El-Amrawy won gold in the 800m men’s freestyle, finishing with a time of 8:13.07. Egypt’s national team, comprising Rawan Al-Badry, Salem …

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A friendly match: Egypt and Portugal seek better relations through sports

In order to take Egyptian-Portuguese relations to the next level, at least in terms of the field of sports, Egyptian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Khaled Abdel Aziz recently met with the Portuguese ambassador to Egypt Madeleine Fischer and the head of the Portuguese Delegation to Egypt Salvador Pinto at the ministry’s headquarters. During …

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128 players participate in Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship, 64 players participate in women’s championship

Wadi Degla Clubs has finalised its preparations for the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Squash Championship and Wadi Degla International Women’s Squash Championship as it is hosting and organising both events, which will take place at Wadi Degla El-Nakhil, New Cairo, from 25 October to 4 November. Karim Darwish, sports director at Wadi Degla …

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I never expected that I would qualify for the Olympics: Maha Amer

Among the Egyptian delegation to the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games was Haidy Adel, representing Egypt in the pentathlon discipline. The 16-year-old Adel was the youngest player in the delegation. The delegation also included 17-year-old Maha Khaled Amer, who is a member of the Heliopolis Sporting Club and represented Egypt in diving. Daily News Egypt …

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Egypt wins 6 medals on day 1 of African Swimming Championship

The African Swimming Championship is taking place in South Africa from 16-22 October, and on its first day, Egyptian swimming champions claimed six medals. In the finals of the 50-metre back, Mohamed Samy came out on top by delivering the shortest time with 26.62, a victory that enabled him to acquire the gold medal in …

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Swiss chocolatier Romain Leemann holds workshops in Egypt

Romain Leemann is a Swiss chocolatier who was born in 1981 in the French-speaking Swiss city of Lausanne, famed for its passion for the culinary arts. He trained in pastry and baking at Boulangerie Blanc and then at the prestigious Confiserie Mojonnier in Lausanne, where he acquired the knowledge to be a baker, chocolatier, and …

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25th Heliopolis International Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming Championship: Heliopolis Sporting Club (Egypt) wins against KSI Club (Hungary)

The 25th Heliopolis International Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming Championship began its matches on 11 October. The first match was between Honvéd Club (Hungary) and Panathinaikos Club (Greece). The Hungarian club won against the Greek club with a score of 11-10. The second match was between Heliopolis Sporting Club (Egypt) and KSI Cub (Hungary). The …

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Armenian massacre leads to birth of Egyptian shooting champion Sarkis Martayan

After the Armenian genocide began in 1915, many Armenians left their countries and immigrated to other countries, such as Greece and Egypt. Many Armenians came to Egypt and proved their success, as did many of their children and grandchildren. Egyptian history and arts are full of Armenian-Egyptian figures, including Nubar Pasha, who was Egypt’s first …

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Egyptians Nicola, Eishra, Adly win first places at 2016 World Helices Championship

For the first time, the World Helices Championship was celebrated outside Europe. Egypt hosted the championship’s 25th edition this year, with more than 400 shooters from 15 countries competing, according to Abdel Hamid Ghaleb, director of the Egyptian Shooting Federation. Egyptian George Nicola won the super veterans competition. Second and third places went to Italian …

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25th Heliopolis International Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming Tournament begins Tuesday

Of the 22 sports offered by the Heliopolis Sporting Club (HSC), water polo, diving, squash, and speedball have been long-time favourites among members. HSC has enjoyed the long-standing membership of internationally-ranked squash champions, such as Ali Farag, currently ranked sixth, and his wife, Nour El-Tayeb, who ranks 10th. The club members also include several speedball …

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Heliopolis Sporting Club organises peaceful demonstration against lorry accidents

Heliopolis Sporting Club has organised a peaceful protest against the accidents caused by lorries [trucks]. Hundreds of innocent people die every year in these accidents, whether on the barely monitored motorways or in the packed city streets. Participants called for the enactment of decisive laws that order lorry drivers to only drive at certain hours …

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Zorba the Greek: reflecting Greek exhilaration at its best

It all started when writer Nikos Kazantzakis went on a business trip to Crete, to escape his bookish life. During his travels, he meets the story’s protagonist, Alexis Zorba, who fascinated him, and became Kazantzakis’ companion in Crete. Zorba’s character is the contrary to Kazantzakis, just as in Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quijote de …

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Egyptian shooters win gold at 2016 President Cup Mardi

Tuesday saw the conclusion of the President Cup Mardi, part of the ongoing World Helices Champions, currently held at the Shooting Club in 6th of October City. The President Cup Mardi was divided to five competitions: open, women’s, juniors, veterans, and super veterans. Egyptian shooters showed great performance as Egyptians Yassin Eishra and Ziad Ashraf   …

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Argentinean, Italian, and US shooters stand out at 2016 Grand Prix D’Egypte

The Grand Prix D’Egypte, part of the 2016 World Helices Championship which took place at the Shooting Club, concluded its competitions on 6 October. The event was divided into five competitions: open, juniors, women’s, veterans, and super veterans. First place honours were received by shooters from Argentina, Italy, and the US. In the open competition, …

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Non-alliance policy key to Switzerland’s economic standing: Swiss ambassador

The Swiss Embassy in Egypt held an event on 28 September to celebrate Swiss National Day. Along with the media, several foreign ambassadors to Egypt attended, including Hungarian ambassador Péter Kveck and German ambassador Julius Georg Luy. The holiday celebrates the foundation of the Swiss Confederation, which dates back to early August 1291, when the three …

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Cancer foundation instils hope in affected children 

In honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a puppet show event has been organised by 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation in cooperation with the Misr Foundation for Health and Sustainable Development. The event honoured young cancer-survivors and invited them to share their stories with other patients still receiving treatment. It also honoured the medical team …

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Pentathlon has its roots in Muslim culture: Schormann

The 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships concluded its events at the Cairo International Stadium on 18 September, where Klaus Schormann, president of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM), was present. On this occasion, Daily News Egypt sat down for an interview with Schormann. Can you tell us about your journey in sports? When …

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