Egypt’s sports digest July 26: Egypt’s javelin hopeful banned after doping test; Egypt face Tunisia in FIBA Africa U18 Championship 2016 Tuesday
Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed of Egypt celebrates after winning silver at the men's javelin throw final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 26, 2015.- (REUTERS)

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Egypt’s javelin hopeful banned after doping test

(Reuters)- Egypt’s Olympic hopeful Ihab Abdelrahman, a silver medalist in the men’s javelin at last year’s world championship, has been suspended for failing a doping test.

“We received news that Ihab has failed a doping test. We have asked for sample B to be tested. We hope the result is negative,” Egyptian Olympic Committee president Hisham Hatab told Reuters. Abdelrahman has protested his innocence in a television interview.

“I am a million percent innocent,” he said. “I have been taking food supplements since 2013 and passed every previous test.

“I feel I’m in a nightmare. It’s impossible I have put myself in this situation.

“I did urine and blood tests in February and the results were negative. I was also tested in May and the result was negative. Why is this the only positive result? Why did this happen at this time.”

Egypt’s anti-doping authority NADO said Abdelrahman was tested in April and his A sample gave a positive reading at a lab in Barcelona.

The 27-year-old secured Egypt’s first medal at a major athletic championship in Beijing last year and was the country’s biggest hope for a medal at next month’s Rio Games.


Egypt face Tunisia in FIBA Africa U18 Championship 2016 Tuesday

Egyptian national U-18 basketball team, led by Coach Amr Abu el-Kheir, will face its Tunisian counterpart Tuesday in the FIBA Africa U18 Championship 2016 that takes place in Rwanda, Youm7 reported.

Egyptian team comes in the second group of the tournament, which also includes Tunisia, Angola, Benin, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The team has won the Arab Club Basketball Championship that held in Alexandria last week, after beating Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.


Iran defeats Egypt in Championship of William Jones Cup 2016

Egyptian national basket team was defeated Monday by Iranian counterpart in Chinese Taipei -held William Jones Cup 2016 with 73/65 scores, Youm8 reported.

The Egyptian team in the first round against South Korea, while began losing its matches against Chinese Taipei, Japan, and finally against Iran.


Alexandria Stadium to host Zamalek-Ismaili football game on August 3

Egypt’s security authorities rejected the Egyptian Football Association’s (EFA) request to hold football match between Zamalek SC and Ismaili SC in the Egyptian premier in Cairo-located Petro Sport Stadium, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

However, The match, scheduled to be held on August 3, will be played in Alexandria Stadium, Youm7 reported Tharwat Sweilam, EFA acting chairperson.


Al-Ahly faces Moroccan Wydad in Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium Wednesday

Al-Ahly sporting club will face Moroccan Wydad Wednesday evening in the Moroccan Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, in the fourth round of the African Champions League, Egypt’s state-owned newspaper al-Ahram reported Tuesday.

On July 16, Al-Ahly drew 0-0 with Wydad in a football match held at t Borg al-Arab Stadium as part of the third round of the Championship. Al-Ahly has gained zero points in this champion, while Wydad gained seven points.

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