Oday Aboushi addresses the media at Detroit Lions training camp | Screenshot via detroitlions.com
By MANSUR SHAHEEN
(August 8) – On the surface, Oday Aboushi is just another football player. He stands a towering 6 foot 5 inches and he has the wide, burly, frame that you would expect from an NFL offensive lineman. Aboushi makes it his mission to be more than just another guy who plays football though. Continue reading
The 17-year-old received a personalized soccer jersey from the team in a visit to the Spanish capital | UZI DANN
Ahed Tamimi, centre, receiving a Real Madrid soccer jersey from Emilio Butragueño
Despite Italian media’s partaking in Israel’s ‘sport-washing’, hundreds of Italians protested at various stages of the race. Israel paid $12 million to RCS Sport for the Giro promotion. | RAMZY BAROUD*
A rider practises opposite to the David Tower of Jerusalem’s Old City before the beginning of Stage 1. | Reuters
Mary al Atrash, a 22-year-old swimmer from Beit Sahour who will represent Palestine in the 2016 Olympic Games.
By Jimmy Hutcheon and Chloe Rouveyrolles*
Yesterday, Palestinian swimmer Mary al Atrash, swam for the first time in the Rio Olympics, in the 50-meter freestyle. She finished third in her heat and finished in 28.76 seconds, beating her personal best of 29.91. That finish did not affect the broader ranking: Sadly, Mary finished 63rd of 91 athletes, and will not be taking part in the semi-finals, which feature only the 16 best swimmers. Continue reading
Palestinian yoga and fitness instructor Mohamed al-Khatib trains for track and field events in the hopes of attending the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Nov. 18, 2015 | Ash Gallagher
BY ASH GALLAGHER
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Nov 24) — Munching on dates for energy, 25-year-old Mohamed al-Khatib starts his morning at sunrise, hoping for an opportunity to use a track field at a local high school in Ramallah.
Khatib is a yoga and fitness instructor who is training for a chance to attend the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and race in the 100-meter and 200-meter track and field events. Continue reading