Nine Lebanese athletes to compete in the Olympics

19 de julho de 2016

São Paulo – Nine athletes from Lebanon will be competing in different events at the Rio 2016 Olympics: Ray Bassil (shooting), Elias Nassif (judo – men’s, 81 kg), Mariana Sahakyan (table tennis), Richard Merjan (canoe slalom), Mona Shaito (fencing), Chirine Njeim (marathon), Ahmad Hazer (athletics -110 meter hurdles), Anthony Barbar and Gabriella Douaihy (both in swimming).

The Consulate General of Lebanon in Rio de Janeiro is calling out to the Lebanese community to show up at the stadiums and arenas to root for the athletes and bring the Lebanese flag. Go to for information on the dates and venues and to get tickets.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum