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2016 Olympics: 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

Gabe Friedman gives a run-down on 7 star Jewish athletes competing for the US in the Olympics this summer.Gabe Friedman, 7/31/2016, 9:10 PM

UN remembers Israeli athletes murdered in 1972 Olympics

Israeli Mission to the UN holds memorial event to honor the Israeli athletes murdered in the attack on the 1972 Munich Olympics.Ben Ariel, 7/29/2016, 3:13 AM

Olympic Committee decides against full ban for Russian athletes

After calls for a total ban against Russian athletes in the Olympics for doping, the IOC decides against complete ban.Tal Polon, 7/24/2016, 7:27 PM

Israeli sports minister won't attend Olympic ceremony

Sports and Culture Minister Miri Regev says due to the fact that schedule would mean violating Shabbat, she won't be attending.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2016, 1:12 PM

NFL player Nate Ebner makes US Olympic rugby team

Nate Ebner of the New England Patriots qualifies for American Olympic men's rugby sevens team.JTA, 7/19/2016, 5:28 AM

Athletes Lionel Messi, Oscar Pistorius sentenced to jail

Soccer star Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud, former Olympian Pistorius receives six years for murder.Matt Wanderman, 7/6/2016, 5:31 PM

Israeli app to guide Olympics-goers through Rio streets

Israeli app 'Moovit' guides tourists and locals alike along the safest routes to and between Olympic events.JTA, 5/17/2016, 8:52 PM

Athletes murdered in Munich to be honored at Rio games

Brazilian, Israeli officials to hold ceremony commemorating massacred Israelis athletes during 2016 summer Olympic games.Shoshana Miskin, 3/20/2016, 4:13 PM

UK Paralympic star calls for tribute to slain Israeli athletes

British Paralympic star calls for minute of silence at Rio Games in memory of Israelis murdered at Munich Olympics.Shoshana Miskin, 1/25/2016, 12:49 PM

Regev: Being Quiet About PA Sports was a 'Mistake'

Israel should address the PA's cynical use of sports to promote terrorism like any other issue, Culture Minister Miri Regev says.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 6/3/2015, 6:34 PM

Next 'Sportsfare': Campaign Against Israel in 2016 Olympics?

Foreign Ministry officials already preparing ahead of an anticipated fight by PA to have Israel ousted from the pinnacle of world sports.Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2015, 9:09 AM

Asia's Olympic Chief Calls for Hijab to be Allowed

Asia's Olympic chief urges all sports to let women wear hijab headscarf, after Qatar's basketball team quits Asian Games in fury.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2014, 4:16 AM

Ceremony Marks 40 Years Since Munich Massacre

A ceremony was held in Germany to commemorate Israeli athletes and coaches who were brutally murdered at 1972 Munich Olympics Games. Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/6/2012, 10:26 AM

Olympic 'Jewish Star' to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Jewish American Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman will be inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/28/2012, 8:38 PM

JCC Maccabi Games Kick off in Rockland with 'Minute for Munich'

The 2012 JCC Maccabi Games kicked off Sunday night in Rockland County, N.Y., in the largest organized sports event for Jewish teens. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/13/2012, 1:25 PM

Olympic 'Jewish Star' Accepts Invitation to Visit Israel

Gold-winning American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has accepted an invitation from Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein to visit Israel. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/12/2012, 1:37 PM

Jewish Gymnast Honors Israeli Victims

Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman reveals she chose the tune to her gold-medal routine in honor of the Israelis murdered in the 1972 Games.Maayana Miskin, 8/9/2012, 12:52 PM

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

Video: The Double Life of Israeli Soldier-Olympic Hopeful

Yahel is a champion water polo athlete, works with troubled children and is a dedicated soldier – with eyes on the Olympics in Rio in 2016. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/30/2012, 11:13 AM

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

Israel's Olympic Windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi is 'Peaceful, Calm'

Israeli Olympian windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi talks about what keeps him going as he prepares to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.Chana Ya'ar , 7/25/2012, 4:10 PM

Germany Received Warning of Munich Massacre, Der Spiegel Reports

The German government had advance warning of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre, Der Spiegel reported Sunday. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/23/2012, 11:29 AM

NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas to Recognize Slain Israeli Athletes

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas to hold moment of silence for slain Israeli athletes.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/23/2012, 10:28 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

Olympics Opening ‘Not Fitting’ to Remember Munich Massacre

The opening ceremony of the London Summer Olympics is “not fit” to remember the Munich Massacre of 11 Israeli athletes, says IOC chief. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/22/2012, 11:02 AM

Israel Fears Second Olympics Massacre in London

Mossad fears of a "London Massacre" at the Olympics, 40 years after Munich Massacre of 11 Israeli athletes, looms over London. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/22/2012, 7:37 AM

Muslims Barred IOC from Honoring Murdered Israelis

An Olympics official admits that Muslims blocked one-minute silence for 11 murdered Israeli athletes, one of the widows said.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/17/2012, 8:36 AM

Britain Hastily Details 3500 Troops To Fill Olympic Shortfall

Shortly before the Olympic Games are to begin, the British Army has to come up with a lot of extra bodies.Amiel Ungar, 7/16/2012, 2:21 AM

Peres to Honor the Sabbath and Skip Olympics Opening

Honoring the Sabbath is more important for President Shimon Peres than attending the opening of the Summer Olympics.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/10/2012, 9:14 PM

London Police Nab Female Terrorist Suspect

London police have arrested a female terrorist suspect, the seventh caught in a sting operation carried out last week. No identity released.Chana Ya'ar, 7/8/2012, 11:16 AM

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

Muslim Convert One of Six Arrested Near Olympic Site

British Muslim convert was one of six people arrested over a suspected terror plot, just over a mile away from site of Olympic Games. Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/6/2012, 1:59 PM

A 'Personal' Moment for Murdered Israeli Athletes?

Chairman of London Organizing Committee for 2012 Olympic Games, Lord Coe, said he will hold a “personal” moment for Israeli athletes.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/6/2012, 10:38 AM

Hareidi Youth to Bear Olympic Torch

A hareidi young man with seven charities to his name will carry the Olympic Torch in London. Maayana Miskin, 6/29/2012, 9:46 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

US Congressmen Call for Moment of Silence at Olympic Games

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) urged Olympic Committee to reconsider its refusal to honor murdered Israeli athletes.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/9/2012, 2:18 PM

London Olympics: Jerusalem Capital of 'Palestine,' not Israel

On official website, Israel had no capital; capital of "Palestine" was Jerusalem. Israelis protested, error was fixed.Gil Ronen, 4/30/2012, 10:51 AM

Judoka Arik Ze'evi Takes 4th European Championship

Ze'evi, 35, is the oldest person to win the European championship tournament.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2012, 10:07 PM

Video: '40 Years of Silence on Munich Massacre Long Enough'

Families of Israeli athletes murdered at 1972 Olympics beseech International Olympic Committee to hold minute of silence. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/24/2012, 10:47 AM

Olympic Committee Refuses to Commemorate Munich Massacre

Olympic Committee rejects request for official commemoration of Israeli athletes murdered in '72 Olympics.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/22/2012, 10:58 AM

Red Crescent Medics, Olympic Goalkeeper Arrested for Terror

IDF, Shin Bet arrest 13 terrorists who fired at the IDF in January and planned more attacks -- including a member of PA Olympic team.Gil Ronen, 4/2/2012, 2:40 PM

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

Bamba’s Baby’s Bequest

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Using the Olympics to Champion the "Palestinian" Cause

Athletic competition or political forum?Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/13/2012, 4:58 PM

Israel Treats Ailing Wife of Munich Massacre Mastermind

Israel’s humanitarianism reaches new levels. It treats the ailing wife of the Munich Massacre mastermind and allows relatives to visit her. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/21/2011, 10:27 AM

Israeli Woman Sails to Victory in World Championship

Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits wins the gold medal at the Perth, Australia World Championship, where the HaTikva anthem was played. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/11/2011, 12:09 PM

New York Sculpture Memorializes Munich Massacre

A metropolitan New York area JCC has unveiled an 8-foot-tall sculpture in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes massacred in Munich. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/28/2011, 11:50 AM