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Shooting school tournament concludes

Posted by on 16/09/2018
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Shooting school tournament concludes

Shooting school tournament concludes

KUWAIT: Tournament of the shooting school was concluded Saturday night by a ceremony attended by President of Arab and Kuwait Shooting Federations, Chairman of Kuwait Shooting Sports Club Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi, Secretary General Obaid Al-Osaimi, Assistant Treasurer Adnan Al-Ibrahim and Minister of Public Works, State Minister of Municipality Affairs, KSSC board member Eng Hussam […]

Mayweather says Pacquiao rematch on cards this year

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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Mayweather says Pacquiao rematch on cards this year

Mayweather says Pacquiao rematch on cards this year

Las Vegas: Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said yesterday he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight. In a posting on Instagram, Mayweather said he will come out of retirement to fight Pacquiao, three years after scoring a comfortable points victory over the veteran Filipino. “I’m coming […]

Ice queens of Kuwait

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Ice queens of Kuwait

Ice queens of Kuwait

 After a long day at work, chasing kids around the house and studying for exams, 22 Kuwaiti women show up for practice every day at the ice skating rink. These women form Kuwait’s national ice hockey team that is going to represent the country at the 2019 Asian championships for the first time. Coached […]

KSSC shooting tournament

Posted by on 12/09/2018
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KSSC shooting tournament

KSSC shooting tournament

KUWAIT: The Shooting School Tournament, organized by Kuwait Shooting Sport Club (KSSC) began on Tuesday at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex, and will continue until September 15. The tournament will be in 10M Air Pistol and rifle and Olympic archery. The tournament is being held under the patronage of President of Arab and Kuwait […]

Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

Posted by on 06/09/2018
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Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

Athletes narrate their ordeal under IS rule MOSUL: Two years ago, the Islamic State group offered two successful Iraqi weightlifters a choice – either they compete in the Rio Paralympics, or stay in Mosul, then controlled by the jihadists. An easy way to escape the group’s two-year occupation of Iraq’s second city, one might think. […]

Kuwait shooters win gold at 52nd world championship

Posted by on 04/09/2018
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Kuwait shooters win gold at 52nd world championship

Kuwait shooters win gold at 52nd world championship

KUWAIT: Kuwait shooting continued its achievements in international arenas, as Kuwait’s National Trap team of shooters Abdelrahman Al-Faihan, Khalid Al-Mudhaf and Talal Al-Rashidi won the gold medal of the 52nd world championship being held in Changwon, South Korea with the participation of the best shooters in the world, being the first event that qualify shooters […]

Kuwaiti minister welcomes committee seeking post-ban sports resurgence

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Kuwaiti minister welcomes committee seeking post-ban sports resurgence

Kuwaiti minister welcomes committee seeking post-ban sports resurgence

Amir congratulates Kuwaiti shooters for international medals   KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri has welcomed the International Olympic Committee’s announcement of a six-party committee tasked with designing a roadmap after a sports ban on Kuwait was provisionally lifted. The committee, which holds its first meeting next week, aims to make sure that Kuwait’s Olympic […]

KIB celebrates with Dhari Al Humaidan with first-place tournament win

Posted by on 02/09/2018
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KIB celebrates with Dhari Al Humaidan with first-place tournament win

KIB celebrates with Dhari Al Humaidan with first-place tournament win

KUWAIT: Under the sponsorship of KIB, national equestrian athlete, Dhari Al-Humaidan, was crowned first-place tournament champion in the 2018 Ecurie de Saint Aulde this season in France. As part of its ongoing support of high-performance athletes, the Bank offered its sponsorship to this young athlete who then shined throughout the tournament and placed first in […]

Japanese golden girl Rikako Ikee becomes first female MVP

Posted by on 02/09/2018
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Japanese golden girl Rikako Ikee becomes first female MVP

Japanese golden girl Rikako Ikee becomes first female MVP

Ikee picks up her trophy and a cheque for $50,000 JAKARTA: Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee became the first female athlete to be named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at an Asian Games yesterday after the teenager scooped an unprecedented six gold medals in the Jakarta pool. Only North Korean shooter So Gin-man, who won seven […]

Kenya’s Okeyo banned for life for taking Nike money

Posted by on 30/08/2018
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Kenya’s Okeyo banned for life for taking Nike money

Kenya’s Okeyo banned for life for taking Nike money

Ordered to pay $50,000 fine to Athletics Kenya LONDON: Former senior Kenyan athletics official David Okeyo has been banned from the sport for life and fined $50,000 after being found guilty of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars of sponsorship payments for his personal use. Okeyo, a former Secretary-General and Vice President of Athletics Kenya […]

Amir congratulates Al-Kharafi, Al-Mesri on winning medals at 2018 Asian Games

Posted by on 30/08/2018
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Amir congratulates Al-Kharafi, Al-Mesri on winning medals at 2018 Asian Games

Amir congratulates Al-Kharafi, Al-Mesri on winning medals at 2018 Asian Games

Information minister praises Al-Kharafi, Al-Mesri for their performances KUWAIT: Kuwaiti jockey Ali Al-Kharafi won the gold medal yesterday at the equestrian jumping event during the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta. Kuwaiti wrestler Hussein Al-Mesri also won bronze in Asian tourney. Al-Mesri won in Kurash wrestling competition (below 90 kg). His Highness the Amir Sheikh […]

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

Posted by on 28/08/2018
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After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

 Donning a helmet inside a pearl silver sports sedan, Rana Almimoni skids and drifts around a Riyadh park, engine roaring, tyres screeching and clouds of dust billowing from the back. For Saudi women, such adrenaline rushes were unimaginable just weeks ago. Speed-crazed women drivers are bound to turn heads in the deeply conservative desert […]