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        7/24/2009, Av 3, 5769

      Maccabiah Comes to a Close


      The 18th Maccabiah Games ended Thursday evening with thousands taking part in the closing ceremony in Latrun. With thousands of athletes from more than 60 countries, it was the largest Maccabiah ever.

      President Shimon Peres addressed the gathering and handed awards to Jason Lezak, the American swimmer who passed up the world championships to take part and light the torch, and Israeli chess player Yehudit Folger.