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Judo Athlete Elias Nacif Grabs Silver For Lebanon At The 17th Asian Games In Incheon

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Elias Nacif defeated Erihemubatu (CHI) in the round of 16, Ghasemi Nejad Amir in the quarter finals and Kalkamanuly Aziz in the semi finalsbefore losing to Kim Jaebum in the final. This is a great result for Elias and the first medial for Lebanon!

Let’s hope more medals will come our way. Here’s the list of all 41 athletes representing Lebanon in Incheon as posted on Sports-961 website:

Athletics:
. Ali Hazer, 400 meters Hurdles
. Gretta Taslakian

Boxing:
. Najd Salloum, 75kg

Canoe Kayak:
. Richard Merjan, Obstacle C1 – Slalom

Cycling:
. Salah Rabah, Road Race
. Zahir El Hajj, MTB – Cross Country

Fencing:
. Dominique Tannous, Epee
. Mona Shaito, Foil

Judo:
. Karen Shammas, -70kg
. Damien Ziade, -60kg
. Elias Nacif, -80kg
. Francois Charbel Saade (Juniors), -90kg

Rugby:
. Karim Jammal, Captain
. Frederick Makhlouf
. Fadi Saad
. Walid Yassine
. Hassan Karaki
. George Aroyan
. Robin Hachache
. Ibrahim Ballout
. Rudy Hachache
. Jad Al Hachem
. Joseph Touma
. Raymond Asfour

Shooting:
. Ray Bassil, Trap – Double Trap
. Joe Salim, Trap – Team
. Alain Moussa, Trap – Team
. Walid Najjar, Trap – Team
. Elie Akiki, Double Trap – Team
. Wissam Khalil, Double Trap – Team
. Elias Kaadi, Double Trap – Team

Swimming:
. Gabriella Doueihi, 50m freestyle – 100m freestyle – 50m Butterfly – 100m Butterfly
. Anthony Barbar, 200m freestyle – 400m freestyle – 800m freestyle – 200m IM – 400m IM

Table Tennis:
. Lara Kejebachian, Single – Mixed Double
. Rachid El Boubou, Single – Mixed Double

Taekwondo:
. Elias Hayeck, -63kg
. Fadi Bekhazi, -68kg
. Michel Samaha, -74kg
. Elias Hedary, +87kg

Wushu:
. Avedis Seropiab, All Round Tajiquan
. Patricia Nseir, Changquan
. Elias El Rayess, Sanda -75kg

Polyathlon Des Cèdres 2014: From Byblos Shore To “Qornet el Sawda” in Less Than 24 hours

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This year marks the 7th edition of the Polyathlon des Cèdres & Polyliban and they are organizing two challenges:

The Cedars Polyathlon on the 13th and 14th of September which is a challenge from the Byblos shore to the highest peak in the middle east Qornet el Sawda in less than 24 hours. It includes:
– 3K Rafting
– 2K Swimming
– 95K Biking
– 12K Trekking

The Mountains’ Heritage from the 15th to the 18th of September 2014 which includes crossing 400k North to South to discover our mountainous natural and cultural heritage.

If you are up to the challenge, you can register now on [PolyLiban] and check more information on their Facebook group [Here].

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Thanks Yara!

Lebanon Draws 2-2 Against Brazil In A Friendly Game

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Lebanon played a friendly game against Brazil’s Olympic team in Qatar tonight and almost beat the Brazilian side. The Brazilians were the first to score but the Lebanese team managed to score twice afterwards and could have easily won the game if it wasn’t for Brazil’s late equalizer (which was an offside by the way). I know that this is not the official Brazilian team, but it’s still a huge achievement for the Lebanese team.

I will share a video of the goals scored as soon as they are out.

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Rugby Sevens Tournament In Jounieh

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I had no idea we have 8 Rugby teams in Lebanon. This is definitely encouraging even if they are playing with 7 players only. In fact, maybe it’s smarter to play with smaller teams to encourage more schools and universities to join. Rugby sevens is a variant of rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual 15.

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Lebanese Basketball Federation Took The Right Decision By Keeping Two Foreign Players

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The Lebanese Basketball Federation decided today to keep the number of foreign players to two and not three like it was suggested (weirdly enough) by most Lebanese teams. I think it’s the right decision and I hope the teams will accept it so that the league kicks off the soonest.

As I said on previous occasions, allowing three foreign players on each team will basically kill the game in Lebanon. The arguments presented by few teams are invalid and don’t make any sense.

Rayane Moussallem’s Great Documentary On The Intervention Of Politics and Religion In Lebanese Sports

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I really applaud Rayane for compiling all these events and speeches and coming up with this great documentary. Politics and religion are ruining sports in this country and we are all to blame for that. I’ve been raising this issue forever and asking to keep politics and religion away from basketball and football in Lebanon but as long as we have a corrupt system and powerless federations, then there’s no hope in any change.

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Lebanese-Brazilian GP2 Driver Felipe Nasr Scores His Fourth Victory At Spa-Francorchamps

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Carlin racer Felipe grabbed his fourth GP2 victory of the season at Spa-Francorchamps today and closed the gap on points leader Jolyon Palmer. Luiz Felipe de Oliveira Nasr is a Brazilian-Lebanese auto racing driver. He is the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season champion and the 2011 British Formula Three season champion. He is also the official test driver for Williams F1 Team.

All racing drivers love winning at Spa-Francorchamps as it’s one of the most beautiful and exciting races. It’s personally my all-time favorite.

Congrats to Felipe and I hope we will see him in F1 soon.

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