Sport

Hanging by a thread

Living in the Middle East, life can be tenuous in many different ways.   There is constant discord between the different people and their cultures, the battle against the climate, the differing politics and religions, the degradation of the environment and of course the underlying suppression of freedoms.   So as a means of some light stress relief we planned a trip to the Hajar Mo ...

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Fujairah Women get biking lessons from Nepali MBT queen

Multiple national mountain bike champion Nirjala Tamrakar visited Fujairah Women’s College recently to talk to the students about her experience of growing up in Nepal as a female and her career as a mountain bike professional.   She spoke passionately about the struggle to obtain acceptance in a sport and country dominated by a male oriented culture. Nirjala has travelled the world c ...

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Fujairah International Open Chess Tournament

Grandmasters Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Sandipan Chanda settled for a quick draw and shared first place along with Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine in the recent  Fujairah International Open Chess tournament.   Having done the hard work in the previous rounds, the Kolkata-based practice partners had no reason to look for more as a tie for the first place was almost assured with the draw ...

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Dibba Al Fujairah dismiss coach Marcelo Cabo

Following a very poor start in the UAE Pro League, Mohammed Hassan Al Dhanhani, Chairman, Dibba Al Fujairah football club has dismissed coach Marcelo Cabo.    The 45 year old Brazilian took to Twitter to tell followers that he was no longer coach and that he was looking for a new direction in his career.   Dibba have just one point from a scoreless draw and have lost the other t ...

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Running in the UAE

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of the UAE and the stifling heat is definitely not running.   Expats have renamed the UAE “The Sandpit” and for good reason. The fact that most of the UAE is sand, desert and wadis plus the inescapable heat does nothing to encourage the practice of running. However with recent memories of the Olympics still fresh in our minds, ...

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MK Championships announced

Head of the organizing committee, Hussein al-Saffar announced the Maktoum Championships would begin from 21st July for two weeks   He added that the vision of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad Al Sharqi sponsor of the tournament expressed the desire to interest in all segments of society and for both sexes and competitors all ages to participate in what is expected to attract 2500 parti ...

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The Abu Dhabi International Triathlon – A participants perspective.

Recently I was asked to write a piece about my participation in the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon that took place in March. This is the result.   Those expecting a minute by minute report about the race should stop reading now. Those wanting an insight into the agonised lives of endurance athletes may, at the end only just start to realise what it is all about. On initially laying down ...

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Fujairah in the Intergulf Netball Tournament

This year was the 26th Anniversary of the Intergulf Netball Tournament.The Intergulf Championships bring together top athletes from around the gulf, including countries such as Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and cities like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and now Fujairah!   Competition is extremely fierce, with a high level of sportsmanship and camaraderie between the teams, many of which compete ...

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Zambia Lift AFCON Trophy: Zambia’s Greatest Story Ever!

We look at Zambia’s incredible journey to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. We look back at the plane crash that rocked Zambian football in 1993, Kalusha Bwalya and his role in mentoring the team.   The history The 27th of April 1993 was a sad day for Zambian football. There was a lot of hype around the Zambian team. They were making headlines; including a ‘David and Goliath&rsqu ...

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Al Howri lifts gloom with pool gold

Mohammed Shehab and Mohammed Al Joakar of UAE Team ‘A’ crashed out at the semifinal stage of the Second West Asian Championships snooker team event, but Hani Al Howri lifted the pal of gloom with a gold medal-winning performance in the 8-ball pool singles.   Al Howri, who has been at the forefront of the UAE pool for a long time, turned in a superb show to demolish Ahmad Al Jala ...

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