Egyptian President Declares Olympic City Ready for International Championships

Egypt's new Olympic City hosts the Arab Military Equestrian Championship, showcasing the country's rapid infrastructure development and ambition to become a regional sports hub.

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Egyptian President Declares Olympic City Ready for International Championships

Egyptian President Declares Olympic City Ready for International Championships

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi officially opened the Arab Military Equestrian Championship at Egypt's Olympic City in the New Administrative Capital on Monday. In his speech, Sisi declared that the Olympic City, which was empty land just a few years ago, is now capable of hosting all international championships and competitions according to the standards of various sports federations.

"Within five years, we have built sports facilities that are worthy of Egypt and its people," Sisi said. He congratulated Egypt and other Arab countries for having these "huge sports facilities" and welcomed the Arab delegations attending the equestrian championship, which runs from April 24 to 27 with the participation of 11 Arab nations.

The Olympic City, located in Egypt's new administrative capital, features state-of-the-art sports infrastructure including a European-standard equestrian club. Sisi thanked the Egyptian companies and officials who contributed to the construction of these facilities, which he said could be realized in just five years on what was previously vacant land.

Why this matters: Egypt's ability to host major international sporting events in its new Olympic City highlights the country's rapid infrastructure development and ambition to become a regional sports hub. The facilities will provide opportunities for Egyptian athletes to train and compete at the highest levels.

The Arab Military Equestrian Championship, organized by the Egyptian Armed Forces, aims to strengthen military and cultural ties between Arab countries through sports. It facilitates the exchange of expertise and fosters cooperation among Arab armies, while also promoting equestrian sports in Egypt by leveraging the country's advanced infrastructure and world-class veterinary care.

In his remarks, President Sisi emphasized that the Olympic City and other sports facilities across Egypt are a testament to what can be achieved with the efforts of the Egyptian people and companies. "Egypt now has an Olympic city capable of hosting all international competitions and tournaments according to the standards of various federations," he declared, welcoming the championship participants to their "second home" of Egypt.

Key Takeaways

  • Egypt's new Olympic City hosts Arab Military Equestrian Championship.
  • Sisi declares Olympic City can host all international sports events.
  • Egypt built sports facilities worthy of the country in 5 years.
  • Championship aims to strengthen military and cultural ties among Arabs.
  • Egypt's rapid infrastructure development positions it as a regional sports hub.