News – March 2021

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Al Ahly defeat Zamalek in basketball derby

Al Ahly men’s basketball team defeated Zamalek 112-106 on Friday night in the Egyptian League. Al Ahly players achieved an important victory at home as they leveled the score in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter despite behind behind since the start of the match.
“All the players put on a great performance, showing a great deal of perseverance and determination despite being late in the score during the first three quarters of the match.”

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U.S. look to take major step forward in Olympic qualifying bid

The United States men’s under-23 soccer team are aiming to make up for past disappointments, coach Jason Kreis said on Monday as his squad gathered in Mexico for a training camp ahead of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament. With the U.S. women having already earned their spot at this year’s rescheduled Tokyo Games, the men will try to do the same and qualify for the first time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics if they can reach the final of the March 18-30 competition.

Egypt organize Shooting World Cup in 2022

The International Shooting Federation, headed by Vladimir Lessen, announced the assignment of the organization of the World Shooting World Cup in March 2022 to Egypt. In light of the successes achieved by Egypt in hosting the World Cup of Shooting with Firing from February 22 until March 5 2021 with the participation of 32 countries.

 This comes within the framework of the International Shooting Federation’s confidence in Egypt’s ability to host major events, and given the resources and fields of shooting Egypt possesses at the highest level and enormous organizational capabilities.

Djokovic takes Federer’s world number one record

Novak Djokovic will set a new landmark of 311 weeks as world number one, surpassing Roger Federer whose hold on a record-equalling 20 Grand Slam titles is now firmly in the Serb’s sights. The 33-year-old Djokovic, already the winner of 18 majors, has time on his side with Federer turning 40 in August.

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Aged 118, the world’s oldest living person will carry the Olympic flame in Japan

At 118 years old, the world’s oldest living person is preparing to carry the Olympic torch this May in Japan. Kane Tanaka, who has twice survived cancer, lived through two global pandemics and loves fizzy drinks, will take the flame as it passes through Shime, in her home prefecture of Fukuoka. While Tanaka’s family will push her in a wheelchair for most of her 100-meter (about 328 feet) or so leg, the supercentenarian — a person aged over 110 years old — is determined to walk the final few steps, as she passes the torch to the next runner.

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches scoring landmark during his 600th league game

Cristiano Ronaldo reached another scoring landmark on the occasion of his 600th league game. When he netted Juventus’ third goal in a 3-0 victory against Spezia on Tuesday, Ronaldo became the first player to score at least 20 goals over each of the last 12 consecutive seasons across more than one of Europe’s top five leagues. Ronaldo’s rival Lionel Messi has scored 19 league goals so far this season and is on the brink of passing the 20-goal mark for the 13th consecutive season with Barcelona.

Two world-class climbers scale the tallest chimney in Europe

Soaring 360 meters into the sky, the Trbovlje Power Station in Slovenia is home to Europe’s tallest chimney.  Despite their expertize, the challenge was still way out of their comfort zone, with both more accustomed to indoor climbing where the wall is usually no more than 30 meters high. This route, however, contained 13 pitches (or sections) and involved rope techniques that are very different from what they are normally used to.

Tour de France champion Pogacar wins UAE Tour

Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar won the UAE Tour on Saturday, finishing the weeklong race 35 seconds ahead of British rider Adam Yates. The Slovenian’s success was also a win for the United Arab Emirates, as he competes for UAE Team Emirates. João Almeida of Portugal was third overall, 62 second behind Pogacar.

Egypt’s Olympic team coach calls Liverpool’s Salah to join squad for Tokyo Games

Olympics regulations for football tournaments state that each team is allowed to include three over-age players, while the rest of the players must be under 23 years of age.

Egypt’s U-23 coach Shawky Gharib announced that Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah and Ahly’s goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi will join the young Pharaohs’ preliminary squad for the 2021 Olympic Games.

 

Tokyo 2020 organisers to raise ratio of women on its board to 42%

Tokyo 2020 organising committee chief executive Toshiro Muto said on Tuesday the committee planned to add 12 new female directors to its board, raising the ratio of women to 42%. Organising committee president Seiko Hashimoto, who replaced former prime minister Yoshiro Mori in the role last month after he quit over sexist remarks, has said the committee aims to raise the proportion of women on its board to 40%.

Denmark is a champion of the Handball World Championship Egypt 2021

The second consecutive title for the Scandinavian national team in world championships, an achievement that is repeated for the sixth time in history. The Danish team achieved a great achievement by winning the World Handball Championship Egypt 2021. The Danish victory came at the expense of Sweden in the final match of the tournament with a score of 26:24. The victory of the Dane confirmed the team’s position as the best team in the world in the current period after winning the tournament for the second time in a row after winning the previous title, Denmark _ Germany 2019.

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