Sports

Global Telecom Athlete Support Program

The Global Telecom Athlete Support Program encourages and supports Egyptian athletes, enabling them to sustain international competitive excellence. The program was created in 2006 to provide potential athletes with direct financial assistance to help them achieve their goals. 

In 2006, GTH sponsored the preparation and training of Amr Shabana, one of the greatest squash stars in the world. Not yet 30, Shabana has been the reigning world number one in squash since 2006. After claiming the World Open in 2003 and 2005, and reaching the top spot in the world rankings in 2006, the squash player won the World Open again in 2007. 

In 2007, the GT Athlete Support Program sponsored the first Egyptian to climb mountain Everest, Mr. Omar El Samra. Since returning to Egypt, Omar has become a national hero, with his photo holding the national flag atop the worlds highest mountain making front-page news as a role model for younger generations.