Al-Ahram Weekly - Sports

Time added

One obvious new feature at the World Cup is the enormous amount of stoppage time being added, reports Inas Mazhar

Double first in Qatar

The Gulf state is appearing in the World Cup for the first time but became the first hosts to lose an opening match, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

The brightest stars

A World Cup is a showcase for the best footballers on the planet and Qatar 2022 will display iconic stars mixed with an up-and-coming new generation of talent

Big names missing

Although all 32 teams are optimistic as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar starts, some of their brightest stars are out of the big show either due to injury or their country not qualifying, reports Abeer Anwar

Presence felt anyway

Though Egypt is not playing in the World Cup, Egyptians are nevertheless in it, reports Inas Mazhar

Qatar’s turbulent World Cup

As the first Arab country to hold the World Cup, the Gulf state is also dealing with the most controversies that have ever befallen a host country, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Powerlifters raise the roof

Egypt para powerlifters won the 2022 Cairo African Open Championship with a grand haul of 183 medals, reports Abeer Anwar

Strayed from the script

Egypt’s Wadi Degla women’s football team returned home empty-handed, reports Inas Mazhar from Morocco

African powerlifting gala

The 2022 African Open Para Powerlifting Championships kicks off in Egypt for the first time, reports Abeer Anwar

Hopefully better

Wadi Degla will get another shot at the 2022 African Women’s Champions League, reports Inas Mazhar

Presidential honour

Al-Sisi was awarded the highest honour accorded by the International Special Olympics, reports Abeer Anwar

Benzema takes the Ballon d’Or

The French and Real star forward won the award for the world’s best footballer in a cakewalk, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Gohar makes it three

Egypt’s Nouran Gohar captured the 2022 US Squash Open for the third time running in an all-Egyptian final, reports Inas Mazhar

First in Paris: Egypt's Mehelba books his ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games

By winning gold at the World Shotgun Championship, marksman Azmi Mehelba became the first Egyptian to book his ticket to the Olympic Games in Paris 2024

Silver at first show

Playing for the first time, Egypt’s wheelchair handball team finished second at the inaugural World Championship held in Cairo, reports Abeer Anwar

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