Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, met with Eng. Sherif El-Erian, President of the Egyptian Federation of Modern Five, Secretary General of the Olympic Committee, in the presence of many leaders of the Ministry and the Federation to review all the details and preparations for Egypt’s hosting of the World Senior Championships for the Modern Five for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021, after the Federation withdrew it The international game of the state of Belarus to be held in Egypt from 5 to 15 June next
The Minister of Sports affirmed the readiness of the Egyptian state to host the tournament due to its importance as it is a qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and is considered the last and final stop for the modern fifth to reach the Olympiad, stressing the importance of the federation setting a timetable from today to prepare to host the tournament. He pointed out that Egypt is able to host the various tournaments because of its expertise and infrastructure that showed its competence in the World Hand Championship, which was recently hosted by Egypt, and the importance of investing that structure in hosting tournaments, well-organizing them and coming out with a decent appearance in the name and international standing of Egypt.
During the meeting with Dr. Klaus Schurmann, President of the International Federation of Five, the Minister of Sports continued to talk through video conference and confirmed Egypt’s readiness to receive the championship and overcome all difficulties to establish it on the land of Egypt, who praised Egypt’s role in organizing international and international tournaments for its capabilities and providing all necessary To host such major tournaments for being a pioneer in the modern pentathlon game.
Shurman added that, on behalf of the International Federation of the Game, he will delegate Egypt to be a training center to spread the modern pentathlon game to Africa and the Middle East, praising the role of Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sports, in his capacity as the current Prime Minister of Arab Sports in order to develop sport at the Arab and African level.
The Modern Quintet Union revealed earlier that the two world championships for juniors under 21 years and youth under 17 and 19 years were organized, which will be held next July at the stadiums of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport at Abu Qir headquarters in Alexandria under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar during the period From 4 to 17 July 2021.
The World Senior Championship will be held on the stadiums of Cairo International Stadium from 5 to 15 June next.
Eng. Sherif Al-Erian expressed his great happiness over the tremendous confidence of the International Federation of the Game to obtain the honor of organizing the world’s largest tournaments, which are the World Championship for Seniors, the World Championship for Junior and the World Youth Championship for this year, which proves to the whole world that Egypt is able to succeed despite the circumstances that the whole world is going through to spread The pandemic of the new Corona virus, which will have a great impact on the Arab Republic of Egypt for the return of tourism, especially sports, in the presence of more than 60 countries around the world. He thanked Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sports, for his constant and unlimited support for the Egyptian sport in general and the modern five in particular, and for overcoming all difficulties to raise Egypt’s flag high in all international and international forums.