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The South Korean wave ‘Hallyu’ where arts, sports and languages meet in Cairo

“Hallyu” is a term that refers to the popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture. It first appeared after South Korea entered diplomatic relations with China during the 1990s. By then, Korean TV dramas and music became popular among the Chinese-speaking communities. Hallyu has its fans in Egypt, in order to widen its fans-base, the …

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British embassy celebrates Aswan marathon

On 28 February, British ambassador to Egypt John Casson hosted the Aswan Marathon, where Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub—who was one of the runners of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation Marathon held on 24 February—was the guest of honour at the reception celebrating the marathon. Sir Magdi Yacoub was accompanied by leading figures from his foundation …

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Windy City Squash Open celebrates its quarterfinals with the presence of seven Egyptian champions 

The Guggenheim Partners & Equitrust Windy City Squash Open 2017 is currently taking place in Chicago, US. Seven Egyptians competed in the round of 16: Mohamed Abouelghar, Karim Abdel Gawad, Fares Dessouky, Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Marwan El-Shorbagy, Ali Farag, and Ramy Ashour. Abouelghar exited the tournament after he lost to England’s James Willstrop 3-1 (11-4/11-8/8-11/13-11). After …

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Mostafa Amr ranks third at 2017 IAAF World Indoor Championship 

Egyptian shot-putter Mostafa Amr—who is part of the Egyptian national athletics team—won the third place at the 2017 IAAF World Indoor Championship, which took place in the United States. The 21 year old champion achieved a new Egyptian national record with 21,30 metres, breaking the last Egyptian record of 20, 76 metres, held by Ahmed …

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Egypt enhancing sports cooperation with Hungary

The Hungarian ambassador to Egypt, Péter Kveck, met with the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, Khaled Abdel Aziz, on 21 February at the ministry’s headquarters. The meeting aimed at boosting bilateral relations in the field of sports, especially sports training. Abdel Aziz said that “Egypt has several sports establishments that are able to fully …

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Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj claims his third PSA title 

Champion of the 2016 IMET Squash Open, Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj, won the 2017 Cronimet Squash Open, which took place in Skelleftea, Sweden. This is the third Professional Squash Association (PSA) title for the Jordanian champion. Al-Sarraj, who was preliminarily ranked sixth in the Cronimet’s tournament, started his journey with a win over England’s James Peach …

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Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim claims his first PSA title

After winning the 2017 Squash Open D’Italia, Egyptian champion Youssef Ibrahim won his first Professional Squash Association (PSA) title. He beat France’s Victor Crouin—seeded eighth in the championship—in the first round; Spain’s Bernat Jaume— seeded second—in the quarterfinals; and England’s Patrick Rooney—seeded third—in the semifinals. The big surprise was the Pharaoh defeating France’s Baptiste Masotti, …

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