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Syrian Swimmer Ibrahim al-Hussein to participate in Rio Paralympics

Syrian Swimmer Ibrahim al-Hussein to participate in Rio Paralympics

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian swimmer Ibrahim al-Hussein is participating in the Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro from the disabled, under Greece flag. Al-Hussein lost his lower limb during rescuing operation in in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor .  He also used to suffer some injuries...

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Usain Bolt becomes Olympic immortal as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay gold

Usain Bolt becomes Olympic immortal as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay gold

 (CNN)- Usain Bolt confirmed his status as one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all-time Friday as he anchored Jamaica to 4x100-meter relay gold at Rio 2016. The triumph was the final leg of Bolt's much vaunted "triple-triple" of gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m events at three...

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In favela above opening ceremony, pride and disappointment

In favela above opening ceremony, pride and disappointment

 They could see the fireworks but they have felt no impact from the Olympic Games. Residents of the Mangueira favela or slum, which overlooks the Maracana Stadium where the 2016 Olympic opening ceremony was held, expressed a mix of pride and disappointment as the Games opened in Rio de...

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Barcelona soccer star Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison

Barcelona soccer star Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday. The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player's father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for...

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Muhammad Ali feted by the famous and fans in final farewell

Muhammad Ali feted by the famous and fans in final farewell

Muhammad Ali was extolled on Friday as a boxer of incomparable grace, a magnetic entertainer and a man of conviction who gave a voice to the oppressed, as a two-day celebration of "The Greatest" came to a rousing end in his Kentucky hometown. At an emotional memorial service at a Louisville...

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Turkey's Erdogan cuts short U.S. trip for Muhammad Ali tribute

Turkey's Erdogan cuts short U.S. trip for Muhammad Ali tribute

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has cut short a visit to the United States and will not take part in a second day of ceremonies to commemorate the death of boxer Muhammad Ali, his office said on Friday. Erdogan,...

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Muhammad Ali: 'Greatest' boxer, showman, ambassador

Muhammad Ali: 'Greatest' boxer, showman, ambassador

More than 60 years ago, a bicycle thief in Louisville, Kentucky, unknowingly set in motion one of the most amazing sports careers in history. An angry 12-year-old Cassius Clay went to a policeman on that day in 1954, vowing he would find the thief who took his bike and have his revenge. The...

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Islamic State has Euro 2016 in its sights, German spy chief says

Islamic State has Euro 2016 in its sights, German spy chief says

 Islamic State militants have the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in their sights though there is no concrete evidence at the moment of an attack being planned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said. The comments from Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany's Federal Office...

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Russian official says tennis star Sharapova may not play again

Russian official says tennis star Sharapova may not play again

Maria Sharapova may not play again after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the president of the Russian tennis federation was quoted as saying on Thursday. Shamil Tarpishchev told the R-Sport news agency that Sharapova’s situation was “bad”. The five-times grand slam...

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Real Madrid beat Manchester City 1-0 to reach Champions League final

Real Madrid beat Manchester City 1-0 to reach Champions League final

Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 1-0 thanks to an own goal in the first-half on Wednesday to line up a Champions League final against city rival Atletico Madrid. The winner came after Gareth Bale’s superb strike from a tight angle in the 20th minute deflected off defender Fernando,...

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Atletico Madrid through to Champions League final

Atletico Madrid through to Champions League final

Atletico Madrid made it through to their second Champions League final in three seasons on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat away to Bayern Munich in Germany saw them win their semi-final on away goals. Bayern came into the second leg at the Allianz Arena trailing 1-0 from the first leg but Xabi...

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Anas Mahmoud refuses to celebrate Silver Medal winning in solidarity with Aleppo

Anas Mahmoud refuses to celebrate Silver Medal winning in solidarity with Aleppo

Reporting by Elaph Qaddah; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman al-Wasl)- The free Syrian team for swimming garnered a silver medal in the Qatar International swimming championship for open water in Doha on Friday. The international athlete, Anas Mahmoud, won the silver medal in the 1500-meter...

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 Free Syrian team for Karate wins bronze medal

Free Syrian team for Karate wins bronze medal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The first participation of Free Syrian Team in the Open European Championship for Karate ended on Monday with a bronze medal through Olympic champion Ali al-Baroudi after great tournaments. Al-Baroudi told Zaman al-Wasl, he competed with senior champions and won the...

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Mahrez named English football's Player of the Year

Mahrez named English football's Player of the Year

Leicester City's Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez on Sunday became the first African player to be named English football's Player of the Year, as voted for by his fellow professionals. The 25-year-old French-born Algerian international, outstanding in Leicester's incredible charge towards the...

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Without regime umbrella, Syrian athletes participate in Open European Championship for Karate

Without regime umbrella, Syrian athletes participate in Open European Championship for Karate

(Reporting by Elaph Qaddah; Translation by Rana Abdul) (Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian sport has brought back to the headlines again after the World Karate Federation has agreed on the participation of the Free Syrian team, group of athletes who defected Syrian regime, in the Open European...

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Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff has died on Thursday at age 68. The Cruyff Foundation said on its website that he passed away in his house in Barcelona. He had been receiving cancer treatment. In February, he had said he felt as if he was "leading 2-0 at halftime" against the disease....

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Russia sports minister backs Sharapova after doping failure

Russia sports minister backs Sharapova after doping failure

Russia's sports minister Tuesday said he hoped to see tennis star Maria Sharapova back on court after she failed a dope test at the Australian Open. "I feel sorry for Masha. I hope that we will see her back on court and we are prepared to support her," minister Vitaly Mutko told state-run TASS...

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FIFA elects Swiss Infantino to lead it out of era of scandal

FIFA elects Swiss Infantino to lead it out of era of scandal

Swiss soccer executive Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead FIFA, the sport's world governing body, out of years of corruption and scandal after being elected president to succeed Sepp Blatter. "We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA, and everyone in the...

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