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Pan Arab Games Sets Electronic Record on the Internet

Amman—Arab sports fans will get a first-time opportunity to follow their favorite players and support their national teams as they compete in the events of the 9th Pan Arab Games, which opened in Jordan this week, through a new virtual medium; the Internet. The Games Organizing Committee, in partnership with Arabia.On.Line, the leading on-line information provider in the Arab world, will launch the official web site of the 9th Pan Arab Games on Sunday as the tournament kicks off officially.

By pointing to the official , followers of the games worldwide will be able to access news, schedules, medal tally and timetables in both Arabic and English and as events take place in various venues across Jordan. The site will also include a photo gallery depicting on-line still pictures as they are posted by international news agencies.

More than one million users are expected to visit the site during the 15-day event. The official site has been promoted extensively by Arabia.On.Line through its own popular site and through various print and electronic media campaigns.

By adopting a new content management technology for the first time in the Middle East, Arabia.On.Line editors will be able to access and update the official site remotely from various venues and press locations. This technology will enable the editors to update results and medal tables as soon the information is announced, making the site both interactive and fast.

In addition to providing news, results and photos, the official site will offer bilingual electronic communities’ service enabling sports fans to exchange views and chat interactively about their teams and sports. Visitors to the site will also be able to participate in interactive quizzes and win valuable prizes.

Spanish Golf Cup Starts in Morocco

Spain's golf cup started Thursday on the links of the Royal Club of Dar Essalam in Rabat. The two-day competition will be played in the stroke-play formula with 300 golfers, including 18 Moroccan pros.

Moroccan Tennis Players Progress on ATP Standings

Three Moroccan tennis players, namely Younes Al-Aynaoui, Hicham Arazi and Karim Alami, recorded a slight progress on the ATP standings, released on Monday. Al-Aynaoui, Morocco's top player, moved up from 35th to 34th, while Arazi remained 37th. Alami progressed from 73rd to 68th.

Moroccan Ouali Keeps World Kick-Boxing Title

Moroccan Mohamed Ouali defeated over the weekend here French Mourad Jebli and kept his World kick-boxing title (66.68 kg category). This is Ouali's 40th victory in 46 matches.

Spanish Martin Wins Moroccan Golf Open

Spanish Angel Martin won the 9th edition of the Moroccan Golf Open after defeating Welsh David Park. Park had led by two shots with three holes to play in his historic bid. But nerves undid him down the stretch. Martin won $94,000 while Sweden's Klas Eriksson was third.

Moroccan Moudrik Wins Long Jump in Istanbul Athletics Meet

Moroccan Younes Moudrik won over the week end the long jump contest of the international athletics meeting of Istanbul (Turkey). The Moroccan athlete made a jump of 8.08 meters, ie. 04 centimetres less than his personal record of 8.12 meters.






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