The reinvention of the Olympics gives a Winter Games debut to athletes from the Middle East.
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It is the first time Algeria are playing in Egypt since their team bus was pelted with rocks by Egyptian fans before their World Cup qualifier in 2009, and they could face the hosts again.
The Emir’s Sword Festival brought together some of the world’s best horses and trainers.
In the next few hours Morocco will kick off against Mauritania to get the fifth edition of the African Nations Championship underway in Casablanca.
Omar Abdulrahman’s profligacy from the spot cost the UAE the game and the trophy.
After an upset win against Bahrain in the semis, Oman will challenge the UAE for the region’s biggest football title.
The political difficulties over Qatar hosting the Gulf Cup this year have created concerns over its ability host the World Cup in 2022.
The Confederations Cup is set to begin in Russia. The hosts are hoping to get past a buildup dominated by concerns over hooliganism, fan racism and corruption. Al Jazeera’s Sana Hamouche reports.
Qatar will officially open the first completed football stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Friday. Khalifa Stadium was first opened in 1976 but has undergone extensive renovations for the World Cup.
More than 25,000 athletes, ranging in age from 35 to 100-plus, are competing at the World Masters Games in New Zealand. There are more than twice as many competitors in Auckland than there are at the Olympic Games.