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New form of water fun: Stand Up Paddling

Balancing on the board uses the core muscles and the paddling itself engages every muscle in the upper body. SUP is a complete workout on the water, even a gentle paddle at a leisurely pace burns calories, yet it does not feel like any kind of exercise.

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Cruising in Cairo

Cruising presents the opportunity to unwind after a long work week. For Sayeed, it means more: this time with friends represents one of the few choices that exist in his life, and indeed, one of the only avenues of self- expression available to him.

Daily News Egypt

Squash tournament returns to Egypt after troubles

By AP CAIRO: One of the world’s leading squash tournaments will return to Egypt this weekend after it was dropped last year because of the revolution, raising hopes of a sporting revival in the troubled country. Professional Squash Association chief executive Alex Gough says he’s “delighted” that the El Gouna International Squash Open, which starts …

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Al Jazeera sees sporting chance of global media brand

By Leila Abboud, Gwénaëlle Barzic and Keith Weir / Reuters PARIS: Al Jazeera, best known for its Middle Eastern news coverage, is taking aim at Europe’s pay-TV market, using sport to build a global media brand, just as owner Qatar is raising its profile by hosting the 2022 World Cup. The broadcaster is racing to launch …

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FIFA must specify regions for World Cup bids: Richards

By Regan Doherty / Reuters DOHA: Soccer’s ruling body FIFA should specify regions where it would like to stage World Cups so that nations outside those locations do not waste money on losing bids, said English Premier League chairman Dave Richards. “I believe England didn’t understand the ground rules when we went in – and paid …

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El Gouna International Squash Open to kick off on April 5

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: Professional squash players from 16 different countries are coming together next month for the Second International Squash Open held in Gouna, aiming to bring Egypt’s tourism industry back on track. El Gouna Second International Squash Open is scheduled for April 5-13. “We are delighted to be hosting for the second time the …

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Egypt season canceled in wake of match violence

By AP CAIRO: The Egyptian Football Association has canceled the rest of this season’s league matches in the wake of rioting at a match last month that killed 71 people and injured hundreds of others. The league was suspended less than halfway through the season after the deadly stampede on Feb. 1 in Port Said …

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Despite hardships, Palestinians train for Olympics

By Ibrahim Barzak and Mohammed / AP GAZA CITY: Darting down the bumpy streets of Gaza wearing a cheap pair of sneakers, Palestinian runner Bahaa Al-Farra dodges potholes and traffic as he trains to compete against the world’s best athletes at the London Olympics. Although an Olympic medal is a near impossibility, the 400-meter runner takes …

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Mainz’s Zidan fined for anti-Kaiserslautern chant

By AP BERLIN: Mainz striker Mohamed Zidan has been fined €6,000 ($7,900) for joining fans in a chant containing a mild expletive against local Bundesliga rival Kaiserslautern. The German Football Federation imposed the fine Wednesday for Zidan’s “unsporting behavior” after Mainz’s 4-0 derby win over Kaiserslautern on Feb. 28, when the Egypt international joined the …

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FIFA lifts headscarf ban on female players

By Rob Harris / AP BAGSHOT, England: The International Football Association Board annual meeting took a step toward clearing the way for female Muslim players to wear hijabs during games, five years after banning the headscarves because of safety reasons. FIFA Vice President Prince Ali on Jordan gave a presentation to show how headscarves can be …

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Dortmund wary of returning Mainz striker Zidan

By Ciaran Fahey / AP BERLIN: Mohamed Zidan has been in good scoring form since leaving Borussia Dortmund, and the Bundesliga leader will hope it doesn’t continue when he visits with current side Mainz on Saturday. Zidan has netted in four consecutive games for Mainz since his winter transfer. The 30-year-old Egypt striker aims to become …

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