I still think Riyadi is the team to beat this year, but things are going to get tougher for them with French Centre Ali Traoré joining Amchit alongside Fadi el Khatib and Jeremiah Massey. Amchit has already defeated Riyadi by 2 points and is going for the championship with Traoré’s signing.
That’s definitely good news for the fans as the games will get more competitive now specially that Sagesse has apparently agreed to sign NBA Basketball Player Quincy Douby.
One Basketball fan will be picked randomly every game and will have the chance to win 1 Million Lebanese Liras if he makes the half court shot. I don’t know if there were half-court shots last season as this is the first season I hear of such a thing but it’s definitely a cool feature!
If you’ve never seen any of the fan half-court shots in NBA games, check this [video].
Alex had finished 69th in his first race but managed to clinch the 42nd spot in the Slalom race after 2 runs. Slalom races are really tough and there are a lot of DNFs as you can see in the final results even among the favorites, so congrats to Alex on this encouraging result!
Jackie Chamoun finished in 48th spot after her two runs in the Slalom race.
Jackie finished in 48th spot after the two runs.
Update: Racing Player Zoheir Mrad was released today. Good to hear.
First we have a romantic singer turned terrorist and now this. If charged, Zoheir won’t be the first footballer to turn terrorist/fighter as I heard there are 1 or 2 other players who even went to fight in Syria. This is not only happening in Lebanon though as a German National Team Player joined the fight in Syria back in November 2013 and got killed. Speaking of Germany and Europe, hundreds of Europeans are flocking to the war in Syria and joining terrorists.
Following conflicting reports concerning the location where Mrad was arrested, sources told NOW that three Lebanese army patrols awaited Mrad at the entrance of the Bourj Hammoud Municipal Stadium. During the arrest, the army soldiers ordered the club players present at the scene not to intervene while others were ordered to stand by a wall or stay in their cars. Mrad was subsequently taken away as his fellow players looked on with amazement.
Regarding whether the Youth and Sports Ministry or the Lebanese Football Association should have intervened, the sources confirmed to NOW that the issue is related to national security since Mrad was arrested for terror charges following a request by the public prosecutor. It was therefore outside the scope of responsibilities of ministers, the Football Association, and the Racing Club. Meanwhile, the statement issued by the Lebanese army following the arrest announced that Mrad was apprehended on the basis of confessions provided by Naim Abbas who is being detained for terror charges. [Now]
Update: Jacky finished her race 59th out of 88 contestants with a time 1:16.05 +23.43
Just a quick reminder that Jackie’s race is today at 2:45pm. Alex had a rather disappointing result yesterday and will race again tomorrow in the Slalom starting 2:45pm.
Good Luck to both of them!
Jackie Chamoun and Alex Mohbat – The two Skiers representing Lebanon at Sochi Winter Olympics 2014
For those interested in seeing Jackie Chamoun and Alex Mohbat race, here’s the schedule for both athletes as posted on their respective Facebook Pages:
Jackie has one race scheduled on February 21 at 2:45pm (Lebanon Time).
Alex has two races, the Giant Slamon on Wednesday the 19th starting 9am and the Slalom on Saturday 22nd starting 2:45 pm (Both Lebanon time).
Best of luck to Alex & Jackie!
Jackie FB page
Alex Mohbat FB Page
The latest in the #StripForJackie campaign is the party O1NE Beirut and Cotton Candy are having on February 15.
The 2014 Lebanese Basketball Season is proving to be the best in years and the clash everyone’s been waiting for is happening tonight between Hekmeh and Riyadi at 6pm. Nothing can make these two teams and their fans love each other, even if the game is on Valentine, but that’s not what bothers me as such rivalries are good for the sport. What really bothers me is the unsportsmanlike conduct that we witness from one of the teams or both or from the fans in almost every game between the two sides.
Hate each other all you want but respect the sport and play the damn game! I am not cheering for any side tonight. Who are you with?
Jacky Chamoun is a Lebanese Alpine Skier and is currently representing Lebanon at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. She happens to be very sexy as well and posed last year topless for a ski-theme calendar taken by six-time Mexican Olympic skier Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe.
For some reasons, the news just got to the Lebanese Media, even though it’s been out for at least 10 days and it is even mentioned on Jacky’s profile on the Sochi 2014 website.
There’s a video of her photo session being shared online but I won’t bother share it. She’s representing Lebanon, she’s hot and free to do whatever she likes so Good Luck to you Jacky!