Organizers have only sold 72 per cent of tickets available for the athletic event
July 22, 2016 - 18:31 GMT
Two weeks before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games there are still plenty of tickets available, a spokesperson for the Games told dpa Thursday.
Mario Gomez
July 22, 2016 - 18:29 GMT
Continuing political turmoil in Turkey has prompted German national player Mario Gomez to leave Istanbul-based team Besiktas, the footballer announced on his Facebook page Wednesday, dpa reported.
Al Rayyan football players, coaches and club members pose with Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy officials at the launch of the new training facilities at Al Rayyan Sports Club (Photo: Gulf Times)
July 21, 2016 - 19:30 GMT
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) launched the new, state-of-the-art training facilities for Al Rayyan Sports Club on Wednesday at a ceremony attended by players, coaching staff, club management and senior officials from the SC.
Riyad Mahrez
July 21, 2016 - 18:10 GMT
Wes Morgan wants his fellow Leicester City stars such as Riyad Mahrez to stay as the club looks to defend its Premier League crown.
Iran's flagbearer Ali Mazaheri leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
July 21, 2016 - 17:55 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani said that Iranian athletes’ message in Olympics, Paralympics is “peace, friendship, coexistence”.
Al-Qurashi said that there is an Islamic committee monitoring the decisions of the Saudi Olympic Committee to ensure that it follows Islamic teachings
July 21, 2016 - 16:16 GMT
Women’s sports will be allowed in the Kingdom according to Shariah law, Saudi Olympic Committee Executive Director Hussam Al-Qurashi has announced.
Will everything be ready for the opening ceremony on August 5?
July 21, 2016 - 15:31 GMT
A festival of fairness? An embodiment of the Olympic spirit? The Games in Rio have been dogged by problems: doping, Zika, lack of money, building chaos. But perhaps a bit of Brazilian magic can turn things around.
Mubarak Boussoufa
July 20, 2016 - 18:14 GMT
Al Jazira are in talks to sign the Morocco left-winger Mubarak Boussoufa, Gulf News understands, a move which is likely to end the Brazilian schemer Thiago Neves’s one-year spell at the Abu Dhabi club.
Osama Ibrahim (Photo: Ahram)
July 20, 2016 - 17:57 GMT
Zamalek moved to strengthen their squad by signing Mahmoud Abdel-Aati 'Dunga', Mohamed Mosaad and Hosni Fathi from Maqassa along with ENPPI full-back duo Mohamed Nassef and Osama Ibrahim
Florent Malouda (Photo: The player's official website)
July 20, 2016 - 16:04 GMT
Malouda scored three goals and assisted on another eight in 16 matches with Wadi Degla this season
Fatma al Nabhani
July 20, 2016 - 15:27 GMT
Oman's top seeded player Fatma al Nabhani began her campaign in the ITF US$10,000 tennis tournament in style when she breezed past Italian qualifier Marianna Natali 7-6, 6-0 in the French city of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc on Tuesday.
Beitar Jerusalem fans
July 20, 2016 - 15:17 GMT
Violence at soccer matches has grown to be a national concern as some fan clubs like Beitar Jerusalem’s La Familia have gained notorious reputations for racist chants and violent outbursts.
The Iranian men’s national volleyball team (Photo:
July 19, 2016 - 20:16 GMT
The Iranian men’s national volleyball team has maintained its position as the best Asian squad in the latest edition of the FIVB rankings, nestling in the 10th spot in the world table.
Riyad Mahrez
July 19, 2016 - 19:25 GMT
The Foxes are confident they will be able to keep hold of the Algeria international despite him being linked with clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona this summer.
Photo: @mosa_gov_om
July 19, 2016 - 16:48 GMT
Oman’s 19 year old Mazoon al Alawi will make her debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics after the Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) announced on Monday that the sprinter has been handed a wild card by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Bahri Tanrıkulu
July 19, 2016 - 15:40 GMT
Turkish taekwondo athlete Bahri Tanrikulu hopes a "wild card" for Palestine would enable him to compete for the country in the upcoming Olympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.