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  7/7/2013, Tammuz 29, 5773

J'm Mayor and Maccabiah Management Mark Start of Games


Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem and the management of the Maccabiah Games officially inaugurated the 19th modern Jewish version of the Olympic Games on Sunday. Competition between Jewish athletes from Israel and the rest of the world is scheduled to start next week.

While the action will be held in various venues across the country, the capital has been selected as the central city, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies. In between, Jerusalem will also be the site of gala evenings and other cultural events, in addition to a number of competitions, including the semifinals and finals for soccer and basketball.