Here’s How Beirut’s F1 Grand Prix Would Have Looked Like

Lebanon almost won the bid to host an F1 track back in 1999. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was fond of the idea and F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting visited Lebanon to inspect the proposed track. His response was also a provisional thumbs-up. “There’s far from a green light at this stage,” he said but “I see nothing today that would stop the project from going through.” The plan was to build a 4.1 KM racing…

Beirut Marathon’s Typo (“Strat” Instead of “Start”) Explained

I was earlier today at the Beirut Marathon Youth Race that was taking place in Dbayyeh and the banner at the beginning of the race said "Strat" instead of "Start". I thought it was a typo at first but it turned out to be a stunt to raise awareness on kids with dyslexia. Ragheb Alameh unveiled the real banner at the start of one of the races. I really thought it was a mistake for…
Critiques

Sagesse (Hekmeh) Players Went on Strike Over Non-Payment of Salary

10 months ago
I was told by a friend who’s a loyal Sagesse fan that the players have stopped going to practice since Thursday until they get paid. Hekmeh players only got paid once this entire season and ...
Humor

An Epic Mistake From Al Mustaqbal Newspaper

11 months ago
Not only did they include Hekmeh twice in the Lebanese Basketball League table, but they mistakenly took out Riyadi (Sporting) and put Hekmeh (Sagesse) in the lead. On another note, what’s up with the total ...
Critiques

Lebanese Goalkeeper Hassan Bittar Suspected Of Match-Fixing by FIFA

11 months ago
The football game between Al-Ahed Beirut and Altyn Astyn from Turkmenistan was flagged as a “suspicious match” in FIFA’s anti-corruption system and Al Ahed’s goalkeeper is suspected of match-fixing following his horrendous goalkeeping mistake. If ...
Baladi

#Rio2016: Chirine Njeim First Lebanese Olympian Lady to Compete in the Marathon Distance

11 months ago
Chirine Njeim is one of Lebanon’s best alpine skiers and has represented Lebanon at the 2002, 2006 and the 2010 Winter Olympics. This year, she is taking part in the Rio 2016 Marathon race and ...
Lebanon

Lebanese Basketball: Foreign Players Scoring Almost 70% Of Total Points

1 year ago
Lebanese (bench warming) players via SportsCode Back in October 2015, I criticized the decision to allow three foreigners players to play in Lebanese Basketball teams and said that it would kill local talent and would ...
Lebanon

40m-long Highline In Tannourine: The First In Lebanon

1 year ago
Check out this short video shot by Yann Traboulsi and Omar Nassar highlining over the village of Tannourine el Tahta. I don’t recall ever seeing a highline in Lebanon so this might just be the ...
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Orphaned 3-Year Old Haidar Visited Real Madrid And Met Cristiano Ronaldo

1 year ago
via DailyStar Here’s a small update on the #CristianoMeetHaidar story. Haidar did end up visiting Real Madrid and meeting Real’s president and his hero Cristiano Ronaldo. I know this visit won’t bring his family back ...
Lebanon

Watch This Epic Dive From The Top Of Raouche Rock (Pigeon Rock)

1 year ago
This video was shared yesterday on NostalgiaLB (I love this page!) and shows an incredible dive by a war amputee called Oliver Ghorayyeb back in 1994 from the top of Raouche Rock. It’s definitely not ...
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