Videos: European Sports Festival 2019 and Volunteers at ESF 2019

Thousands of members of the Jamats of the United Kingdom, France, and Portugal jurisdictions came together at the University of Nottingham to Meet, Compete and Unite at the European Sports Festival 2019. Participants, spectators, and volunteers took part in a range of sports, daytime activities, and entertainment events spread across the Easter weekend. Source: The…

Sports as recreation: more than just exercise — By Nazim Karim

Sports have been part of the human experience throughout history, as far back as Sumerian times (4000 BCE), and ancient Egypt. They were often associated with religion, making sports a sacred activity. In those times, common sports included wrestling, archery, and martial arts, each requiring meditation and intense concentration. The first Olympic Games were held…

Pakistan: Your guide to watching PSL matches in Karachi — GEO TV

The city of lights is all set to welcome the Pakistan Super League (PSL) action from Saturday. The fans are ready to see their favourite cricketers in action, the historic National Stadium has a fresh new look, the roads are lit up, and the teams are raring to go. As millions of cricket fans follow…

Kenya: Seven National Records Broken By Coast Swimmers — Coast Week com

Coastweek — Coast Amateur Swimming Association (CASA) swimmers broke seven Kenyan National Records in CASA Open and Age Group Swimming Championship held two weeks ago at Bandari College Swimming Pool (KPA). Coastweek — The Girls Swimming Team of Mombasa Academy School win the First Position, Oshwal Academy take Second position and third position was for…

Palestinians turn to FIFA over Israeli restrictions — +972 Mag com

For the second time in a week, Israeli authorities place travel restrictions on players meant to participate in Palestine Cup matches. A motion to expel Israel from FIFA last year was withdrawn after Palestinians received assurances on freedom of movement. Hebron’s Ahly al-Khalil plays Gaza-based Shejaiya in the 2015 Palestine Cup, held in Hebron, West Bank, August 14,…

8 amazing photographs of paragliding in Hunza Valley — Pamir Times Net

Paragliders come to the Gilgit-Baltistan region, particularly the Hunza Valley, to fly above the lofty mountains and glaciers, thousands of feet above the land. This allows them better views of the scenic valleys, apart, definitely, from giving an adrenaline rush, while braving the chilly cold air blowing fast at the heights. Pleasant, but not an…

Down the slope: Turn right, turn left, repeat as necessary — By Samiya Rafiq on ‘Pamir Times Net, Voices of Mountain Communities’ – Pakistan

Skiing in Pakistan has been in vogue for quite a while. Neighbourhood inhabitants of cold uneven landscape of the northern parts of Pakistan utilized extemporized wooden skis to drive in winters. The first ever-National Youth Skiing Camp was recently organized by Mirza Ali, the founding president of Pakistan Youth Outreach Program. The event is continuity…

Pakistan: HOPE Interschool Sports Competition — Hope NGO Blogspot de

The importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. It also increases self-esteem and mental alertness in the students. (…) “snip” This year HOPE organized an interschool sports competition at Pakistan Sports Board. The competition included 100m Race, car race, long jump, relay race, frog Jump, spoon…

Afghanistan: German Embassy donates sports equipment — German Embassy Kabul

  Deputy Ambassador Oliver Owcza handing over a sports donation provided by German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) to the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) (© German Embassy/Paaksimaa) In the scope of the international sports promotion Programme of the German foreign Office, Deputy Ambassador Oliver Owcza handed over on 16th April 2013 a sports donation provided by…

Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi wins Kabul’s first pro match – BBC News story

Hamid Rahimi won the fight after seven rounds Millions of Afghans have watched a German-born Afghan win the country’s first professional men’s boxing match in the capital Kabul. Hamid Rahimi beat Tanzanian Said Mbelwa for the World Boxing Organisation Intercontinental middleweight belt. The match, which would have been banned under Taliban rule, took place amid…