Neo-Nazi Ties May Force German Athletes to Take Democracy Pledge

Germany may force athletes to make a commitment to democracy; announcement comes days after national rower left Olympics over neo-Nazi ties Rachel Hirshfeld, 8/8/2012, 12:23 PM

Jewish American Gymnast Aly Raisman Takes Gold

Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman captured the gold medal in her ultimate triumph in the women’s individual floor exercise on TuesdayRachel Hirshfeld , 8/8/2012, 10:17 AM

Israeli Runner: They Stole My Shoes and Stole the Race

After failing to move up to the men's 400m track semifinals at the Olympics, Israeli sprinter Donald Sanford blamed his loss on stolen shoesRachel Hirshfeld , 8/6/2012, 11:08 AM

German Rower Ousted from Olympics Over Neo-Nazi Ties

German rower Nadja Drygalla left the Olympic Village on Friday following reports that her boyfriend was a far-right extremist.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/5/2012, 8:46 AM

'I Am Nothing Without Them' Hebrew Tattoo Stuns IOC

Fabian Gilot, a member of France’s freestyle swimming team, raised his arm revealing a Hebrew tattoo saying, “I am nothing without them.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/1/2012, 7:29 PM

Jewish Gymnast Makes Olympic Finals Performing 'Hava Nagila'

American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman reached the Olympics women's artistic gymnastics finals, beating world champion Jordyn Wieber. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/31/2012, 1:23 PM

Lithuanian Fan Performs Nazi Salute During Olympic Games

A Lithuanian basketball fan goaded two African American Olympic stewards with his arm raised in what appeared to be a Nazi salute. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/31/2012, 10:53 AM

Olympic Committee Defends 'Nazi Salute' of German Official

The Olympic Committee defended a German official who has been accused of performing the 'Nazi salute' during opening ceremony of the Games.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/30/2012, 5:04 PM

Iranian Claims 'Gut Infection' to Avoid Israeli Competition

An Iranian athlete likely to compete against an Israeli withdrew from the competition, claiming he was suffering from a “gut infection.” Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/29/2012, 3:29 PM

Lebanese Olympians Refuse to Train on Mat with Israelis

Olympic officials erected a screen between Lebanon's and Israel's judo fighters after Lebanese refused to train on same mat as the Israelis.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/29/2012, 2:02 PM

British Islamists Call Off Protest Against 'Evil' Olympic Games

A group of British Islamists called off a protest outside the London Olympic Park to denounce “the evil of the Games.”Elad Benari, Canada, 7/28/2012, 1:51 AM

Join 'Minute for Munich,' Streaming Online

Join the global campaign to commemorate Israel's murdered athletes on Friday morning, July 27. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/26/2012, 6:20 PM

In Response to BBC's Map: Olympic Team Salutes Jerusalem

Israel’s Olympic team responds to the BBC’s assertion that Jerusalem is not Israel’s capital in a special video.Elad Benari, 7/26/2012, 6:14 AM

Munich Widows Call for Silent Protest at Opening Ceremony

Widows of the athletes who were murdered in Munich call on the audience to stand when IOC head is invited to speak at the opening ceremony.Elad Benari, 7/26/2012, 5:45 AM

Peres: Iran in 'Open War' with Israel

President Shimon Peres told CNN that Iran is in an “open war” with Israel and blamed regime for Bulgaria attack that killed five Israelis.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/24/2012, 10:35 AM

Romney Supports Moment of Silence for Munich Victims

Mitt Romney says he supports an official minute of silence to honor Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics.Elad Benari, 7/24/2012, 4:44 AM

London Mayor Disagrees with IOC on Remembering Munich Athletes

London mayor Boris Johnson tells user on Twitter: "Believe me we will have" a moment of silence for Munich victims.Elad Benari, 7/23/2012, 2:16 AM

BBC Still Playing Games with Jerusalem's Status

Olympic website says Jerusalem is the "seat of government," Israel pressing it to write "capital."Gil Ronen, 7/22/2012, 9:51 PM

IOC Quashes Hopes for Moment of Silence for Munich Victims

International Olympic Committee clarifies that "the opening ceremony in London will not include any element of commemoration."Elad Benari, Canada, 7/6/2012, 10:04 PM

Head of Syria's Olympic Committee Refused Visa to London

Head of the Syrian Olympic Committee refused a visa to travel to London for this summer’s games.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/23/2012, 12:51 AM

British Ambassador and Paralympic Athletes Celebrate London 2012

The British Embassy in Israel, together with the British Council, held a special event in honor of the Israeli Paralympics team.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 6/20/2012, 6:44 AM

Ayalon to IOC: Refusal to Hold Minute of Silence 'Unacceptable'

International Olympic Committee rejects plea to hold minute of silence in honor of the Israeli Olympic team murdered at 1972 Munich Games.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/21/2012, 9:59 AM

Ahmadinejad to Attend 2012 Olympic Games?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Thursday that he wants to attend the London Olympic Games. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/20/2012, 9:04 AM

Coins to be Awarded to Israeli Olympic Medalists

"Gymnastic Coin," illustrating strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and grace, to be presented to Israeli Olympic winners. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/22/2012, 5:42 PM