Report: Olympics to be postponed

International Olympic Committee member says Tokyo Olympics will be pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus.Ben Ariel, 3/24/2020, 2:13 AM

Israel’s Olympic baseball team preps for Tokyo and looks to expand the sport

The Olympics squad is Israel’s first-ever in baseball and only the fourth in any team sport - winter or summer.Hillel Kuttler, JTA, 1/26/2020, 8:07 AM

Haredi mother of 5 may have to give up her Olympic dream

American-Israeli marathon runner may have to give up on Olympic race after run bumped up from Sunday to Saturday.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/10/2019, 8:43 AM

Israel will send largest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Team Israel is to include about 85 athletes in 18 sports. Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/23/2019, 5:24 PM

Gymnast Linoy Ashram wins 6 medals, qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram wins six medals at world championships in Baku, netting four silvers and two bronzes.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/23/2019, 7:43 AM

Israel’s national baseball team is going to the 2020 Olympics

For the first time ever, Israel's national baseball team secures spot at the summer Olympics.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/22/2019, 9:39 PM

Israeli baseball team advances in Olympic qualifying tournament

Israel’s national baseball team advances to quarterfinals of the European Baseball Championship in early Olympic qualifying tournament.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/12/2019, 8:43 PM

'Ban Iran, PA from the Olympics'

National Council of Young Israel calls on PA to be banned from Olympics for glorifying 1972 massacre.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2019, 4:55 PM

This Holocaust survivor has won 10 Olympic medals

Gymnast Agnes Keleti survived the Holocaust to win 10 Olympic medals. At 98, she’s as feisty as ever.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/7/2019, 10:31 AM

'Maccabi Europe' athletes honor 1st Jewish Olympic champ

Jewish athletes will unveil in Budapest a new commemorative headstone at the grave of the first Jewish Olympic champion, Alfred Hajós.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/30/2019, 2:03 PM

Israeli Softball building women’s dream team for 2020 Olympics

Israeli softball recruiting American Jewish college students and recent graduates, aiming to create 'dream team for 2020 Olympics.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/28/2019, 7:23 AM

Buenos Aires city honors career of Jewish swimmer Damian Blaum

Argentinean Olympic swimmer who started his career at a Jewish sports club honored by Buenos Aires as 'Outstanding Sports Personality.'JTA, 4/25/2019, 1:56 PM

'There is no place for anti-Israel discrimination in sports'

Israeli Paralympic swimming champ hopes decision to strip Malaysia of championship will deter other countries from banning Israelis.Benny Toker, 1/28/2019, 1:24 PM

Israel has a bobsled team, and it wants to compete in Olympics

In days, Chaim Raice went from never having been on a bobsled to being an Olympic contender for Israel. It all started with a Facebook post.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 12/12/2018, 6:32 PM

Israel’s Youth Olympic team brings home 3 medals

Israeli team brings home one gold medal, one silver, and one bronze at this year's Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.JTA, 10/21/2018, 3:22 PM

Report: Olympian not considering selling his gold medal

Israel's only Olympic gold medalist changes his mind about selling prized medal.Gary Willig, 10/16/2018, 8:16 PM

Israel’s only Olympic gold medalist auctioning his medal

Windsurfing champion Gal Fridman says financial situation is forcing him to part with precious Olympic medal.JTA, 10/16/2018, 6:43 PM

Israeli sprinter breaks country’s record set at 1972 Olympics

Diana Vaisman breaks 46-year-old record set at Munich Olympics where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists.JTA, 7/9/2018, 9:37 PM

Olympic paddler helps raise memorial to murdered Polish Jews

Polish national champion Dariusz Popiela spearheads project to restore memory of local Jewish Holocaust victims.JTA, 6/18/2018, 10:04 PM

Grandson of Munich Olympics terrorist endorsed for Congress

California Dems endorse grandson of architect of 1972 Munich Massacre in which 11 Israelis were murdered, for a congressional seat.JTA, 3/4/2018, 10:48 AM

Russia banned from 2018 Olympics

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing under its flag in 2018, insists athletes prove themselves clean.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2017, 8:03 AM

Japan turns to Israel's anti-terror expertise ahead of Olympics

Japanese security, intel agencies look to Israel for anti-terror expertise in preparing for 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2017, 11:06 AM

Israel treats Russian Olympic medalist for anorexia

Russian Olympic gold medalist skater spends three months in Israeli anorexia clinic.JTA, 9/14/2017, 4:06 PM

Rivlin attends memorial to Munich Massacre - 45 years late

Israeli president noted Fatah continues to call Munich Massacre of 11 athletes 'heroic,' memorial decades overdue.Gary Willig, 9/6/2017, 3:51 PM

Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson inaugurates new judo school in Jerusalem, volunteers with special needs children.Chana Roberts, 9/6/2017, 9:44 AM

Wiesenthal anti-racism program part of youth Olympic games

Simon Wiesenthal Center program against Racism in Sport to be implemented in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games.JTA, 8/22/2017, 6:42 PM

Watch: 6 months after Olympics Rio's stadium needs repair

Rio's famous Maracana stadium in shambles 6 months after summer games, 1/31/2017, 11:28 AM

Bronze medalist donates jacket to benefit disabled children

Olympic team jacket worn by judoka Ori Sasson auctioned off for $100,000 at a fundraiser for children with disabilities.JTA, 12/20/2016, 5:57 AM

Paralympic Games had a Jewish founding father

The founder of the Paralympics was a Jewish doctor who escaped the Holocaust by fleeing Nazi Germany.ILTV, 9/19/2016, 12:55 AM

Putin and Rio

The Olympics are tainted by money, politics and moral pressure.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/17/2016, 7:41 PM

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Olympic medalist Uri Sasson describes his experience fighting his Egyptian opponent. "He looked at us as if he wanted to murder us."Reut Hadar, 8/17/2016, 1:48 PM

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

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

Russia won't be fully banned from Olympic Games

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 min. 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 Messi, 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 in 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

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 Munich tribute

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

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

'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

Maccabi Games Kick off 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

'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

Nazi Ties May Force Athletes to Take Democracy Vow

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 Sprinter Blames Loss on Shoe Debacle

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 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' 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 it to Olympic Finals

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: Double Life of 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,' Avoids Israeli

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 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