Posts Tagged “Olympics”

UAE first to win 2016 Olympic Medal for Arab World

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UAE first to win 2016 Olympic Medal for Arab World

UAE first to win 2016 Olympic Medal for Arab World The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to win a medal in the Olympic competitions in Rio in Brazil. Sergiu Toma, who was born in Moldova in the former Soviet Union and has been a UAE citizen for many years, won the Bronze Medal…

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Olympic politics and the Arab World

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Olympic politics and the Arab World

The Arab World first entered athletes in the Olympics in 1912 and the number of Arabs competing in the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics continues to increase. But political hurdles by the West and Israel have continued to undermine fair competition and one country in particular has been the target, Palestine. By Ray Hanania…

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Mega Events: Qatar is too hot, Beijing has no snow

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Mega Events: Qatar is too hot, Beijing has no snow

International sporting associations struggle to balance adherence to human rights with hosting events in autocratic countries

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Jacky Chamoun on the Lebanon topless pictures controversy

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Jacky Chamoun on the Lebanon topless pictures controversy

Jacky Chamoun on the Lebanon topless pictures controversy By Ray Hanania Are we not surprised that there are some very tightly wound people who live in the Arab World? This week, word got out that there were some pictures of Jacky Chamoun, Lebanon’s contender in the Sochi 2014 Olympic’s Downhill Skiing competition, topless that are…

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Arabs play small role at Sochi Olympic Games

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Arabs play small role at Sochi Olympic Games

Arabs play small role at Sochi Olympic Games By Ray Hanania The Arab World presence at the Summer Olympics has increased over the years but not at the Winter Olympics, including those now being held at Sochi in Russia. The Olympics are divided into two competitions, one held in the Summer and one held in…

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