2007 Pan Arab Games

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11th Pan Arab Games
Host cityCairo, Egypt
Nations participating22
Athletes participating6,000
Events32 sports
Opening ceremony11 November 2007
Closing ceremony26 November 2007
Officially opened byHosni Mubarak
Main venueCairo International Stadium
Websitewww.egypt2007.com.eg/ar/Pages/default.aspx

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.

Games[edit]

Opening ceremony[edit]

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).

Sports[edit]

Disability sports[edit]

  • Athletics
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Medal table[edit]

  *   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

Participation[edit]

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

Mascot[edit]

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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