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2007 Pan Arab Games

The 11th Pan Arab Games took place in Cairo, Egypt from 11 – 26 November 2007. A total of 22 countries participated in 32 events. These games were the largest in the games' history; seven new events were introduced and 2000 more athletes participated than in previous years, making them 8000 Arab athletes. It was also the first time that some of the Arab football federations participated with their first teams.

11th Pan Arab Games
Host city Cairo, Egypt
Nations participating 22
Athletes participating 6,000
Events 32 sports
Opening ceremony 11 November 2007
Closing ceremony 26 November 2007
Officially opened by Hosni Mubarak
Main venue Cairo International Stadium
Website www.egypt2007.com.eg/ar/Pages/default.aspx

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GamesEdit

Opening ceremonyEdit

The opening ceremony started with the Egyptian Singer Tamer Hosny singing a new song for Arab unity, and then the entrance of several Arab Leaders with Hosni Mubarak, including the Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, and the Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. This was followed by the entrance of the 22 participating teams. The opening word was given to several Arab Sport Federation Chiefs, and the Secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, and ended with Egyptian President Mubarak's opening words.

The ceremony was divided into eight parts; it started with the Narration of the Abraham's Trip in the desert, and the founding of the Ka'aba, thus Mecca, and Arab Unity under Islam, and stressed on the power of Words in the Quran, and then it showed several dances showing the Arab Literature and Arts, then showed performances explaining the Arab's leadership in philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, gardening and music. Throughout the performance, several Arab scientists, poets, philosophers, mathematicians and travellers were mentioned as well as several verses of the Quran, and how it helped Arabs to achieve such glorious achievements. The Ceremony was wrapped up with the Egyptian National Anthem then an Arab Song called "Amgad Ya Arab" (Glories o Arabs).

SportsEdit

Disability sportsEdit

  • Athletics
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Egypt)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Egypt (EGY)*14810089337
2  Tunisia (TUN)633349145
3  Algeria (DZA)304351124
4  Morocco (MAR)21323689
5  Syria (SYR)15234583
6  Qatar (QAT)14131340
7  Saudi Arabia (SAU)8191845
8  Kuwait (KWT)8102139
9  Sudan (SDN)89825
10  Jordan (JOR)6142949
11  Libya (LBA)6101430
12  United Arab Emirates (ARE)69823
13  Bahrain (BHR)651021
14  Lebanon (LBN)65920
15  Oman (OMN)5128
16  Iraq (IRQ)4233360
17  Yemen (YEM)14712
18  Palestine (PSE)0033
19  Comoros (COM)0000
  Djibouti (DJI)0000
  Mauritania (MRT)0000
  Somalia (SOM)0000
Totals (22 nations)3553534451153


ParticipationEdit

By Alphabetical Order

Country Players Games
  Algeria 443 23
  Bahrain 236 14
  Comoros 63 9
  Djibouti 15 3
  Egypt 1,268 32
  Iraq 482 28
  Jordan 383 28
  Kuwait 412 26
  Lebanon 153 20
  Libya 338 19
  Mauritania 17 4
  Morocco 230 27
  Oman 53 8
  Palestine 56 4
  Qatar 406 26
  Saudi Arabia 472 25
  Somalia 13 3
  Sudan 142 14
  Syria 273 19
  Tunisia 329 18
  United Arab Emirates 293 17
  Yemen 140 14

MascotEdit

The official mascot of Games is Bastet, whose name was derived from the ancient Egyptian goddess Bast. The mascot Bastet is a black cat, with a headscarf in the ancient Egyptian style, striped with Egypt's flag.

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