Middle East – Sports & Athletes

Street to London 2012!


Did you know-Toward the finish of the 1940s, the men’s football group of Afghanistan came in eighteenth place in the Summer Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom. At the XIV Summer Games, Afghanistan – a nation with genuine residential issues – lost 6-0 to Luxembourg. Surprisingly, soccer players from Afghanistan partook in an Olympic Tournament.


Did you know-At the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi (India), the men’s football last was won by Iraq, trailed by Kuwait (runner-up). In the interim, the bronze award was shared by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Saudi Arabia.


Did you know-At the third West Asian Games in December 2005, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan took eighth place, in front of Bahrain, Iraq, and Yemen, in group standings, with 25 awards (3 gold, 11 silver, and 11 bronze).


Did you know-Kuwait’s shooter Fehaid Al Deehani set third in twofold trap in the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000, behind Richard Faulds (United Kingdom) and Russell Mark (Australia).


Did you know-An eight-part group from Lebanon took an interest in the Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, in 1948. The Arab country contended in three games: boxing (1), shooting (2), and wrestling (5). Around then, Lebanon’s Olympic Committee additionally sent a group of two competitors – skiers-to the Winter Olympics in Saint Moritz, Switzerland.


Did you know-Weightlifter Said S. Asaad,a previous Bulgarian national, won the bronze award – the second Olympic decoration ever – in the men’s 105-kilogram class at the 2000 Olympic Games in the Australian city of Sydney; the nation’s first (and just) Olympic award of the 2000 Games. Before Asaad turned into a Qatari native, he had vied for Bulgaria in numerous universal occasions.


Did you know-Despite its against American strategy, Syria sent a group of seven competitors to Los Angeles (California, US), home to the XXIII Olympic Games. This Arab country contended in aquatics ( 1), boxing (1), shooting (1), weightlifting (1), and wrestling (3). At the 1984 Los Angeles Games, Syria won its first Olympic award (a silver in heavyweight free-form wrestling).


Did you know-The United Arab Emirates had another icon to cheer in August 2004 when Sheik Ahmed Bin Hasher Al Maktoum won the gold award in the men’s twofold trap shooting occasion in the Olympic Games in Greece, equalling the Olympic record of 189 focuses, which was built up by Australia’s shooter Russell Mark at the 26th Olympiad in the United States in the mid-1990s.

Alejandro Guevara Onofre: Freelance author. Alejandro is writer of a large group of articles/expositions about more than 220 nations and conditions (and American States too), from nature, history, tourism and national legends to Olympic games, outside relations, and untamed life. Furthermore, he has distributed a few books on ladies’ rights, among them “History of the Women in America” and “Popular Americans”