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Israeli cycling team secures historic win in Rwanda

'This is undoubtedly a great victory, there's no better way to start the season,' rider Itamar Einhorn says.

Israeli cycling team secures historic win in Rwanda

Soccer club hosts soldiers wounded in Gaza

The club held a ceremony before the game to hear the soldiers' stories and honor their fallen comrades.

Soccer club hosts soldiers wounded in Gaza

Israeli fencer wins gold at Hamas leadership's home

Yuval Freilich, an observant Jew, won the epee title in Doha while wearing a uniform with an Israeli flag and the message 'Am Israel Chai.'

Israeli fencer wins gold at Hamas leadership's home

1st ever Award for Combating Antisemitism in Sports given

Borussia Dortmund receives the first ever Award for Outstanding Contributions in Combating Antisemitism in Sports.

1st ever Award for Combating Antisemitism in Sports given

Sports fans demand games be moved from Saturdays

Fans claim the league management is joining the government in treating all fans as the same, at the expense of Shabbat.

Sports fans demand games be moved from Saturdays

Pan American Maccabi Games will now include pickleball

Pickleball, America’s fastest-growing sport, is a hit at Jewish camps and sports tournaments.

Pan American Maccabi Games will now include pickleball

Israel team ranks 7th ahead of lacrosse championship

Lacrosse is on the rise in Israel, as its men’s national team enters the world championship ranked 7th.

Israel team ranks 7th ahead of lacrosse championship

"Sportswashing" atrocities, from Hitler to the Saudis

Dictators can always find athletes prepared to turn a blind eye to atrocities for enough money. But the power rests with the fans: Op-ed.

"Sportswashing" atrocities, from Hitler to the Saudis

Sports Minister: 'We expect Argentina's support against Iran'

Arriving in Argentina for the Israeli youth team's semi-final game, Sports Minister Miki Zohar met with Argentinian counterpart.

Sports Minister: 'We expect Argentina's support against Iran'

Team Israel is playing in the 2023 World Baseball Classic

A complete guide to the Word Baseball Classic and Team Israel's run to take it all.

Team Israel is playing in the 2023 World Baseball Classic

11 new inductees to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman among International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame’s 11 inductees for 2023

11 new inductees to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

The top 8 Jewish sports moments of 2022

For Jewish sports fans, 2022 was a year of very high highs and particularly low lows.

The top 8 Jewish sports moments of 2022

Jewish Australian Football draftee faces barrage of online abuse

Australian-Jewish teenager Harry Sheezel drafted into Australian Football League, stories about him met with barrage of antisemitic comments

Jewish Australian Football draftee faces barrage of online abuse

Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks through Jerusalem market

The professional boxer stopped in Israel on his way back from a fight in Dubai.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks through Jerusalem market

'Holding soccer games on Shabbat undemocratic and un-Jewish'

Religious Zionism party chairman writes to head of Israel's soccer league demanding end to holding on games on Shabbat.

'Holding soccer games on Shabbat undemocratic and un-Jewish'

The ‘who is a Jew?’ sports writing team retires after 25 years

Jewish sports fans share one experience: discovering new players and wondering, “Are they Jewish?” For decades, 2 men provided the answers.

The ‘who is a Jew?’ sports writing team retires after 25 years

Orthodox basketball star Ryan Turell selected in NBA draft

Former YU basketball star Ryan Turell takes step toward realizing his dream of becoming the first Orthodox Jew to play in the NBA.

Orthodox basketball star Ryan Turell selected in NBA draft

Israeli team has shot at sports history in Euro 2024

A series of victories and lucky draws have positioned the Israeli team for favorable matchups in the Euro 2024.

Israeli team has shot at sports history in Euro 2024

We must always honor the ‘Munich 11’

Jewish sports will go on while remembering those who paid the ultimate price for being Jews and Israelis. Op-ed.

We must always honor the ‘Munich 11’

Incredible - Israelis win 13 medals at World Games in Alabama

Israeli athletes - mostly contact sports and athletics - outperformed naysayers at the global event.

Incredible - Israelis win 13 medals at World Games in Alabama

Biden Education Sec.: 'Transgenders should play girls' sports'

Biden’s Secretary of Education says biological males should be able to participate in girls sports events despite calls to ban the practice.

Biden Education Sec.: 'Transgenders should play girls' sports'

The Elite Jewish Sports Athletes You Should Know About

3 Jewish players played in the 2021 World Series.

The Elite Jewish Sports Athletes You Should Know About

HaMoshava Stadium will become the most innovative in Israel

'Tibar' calls on startups to examine 5G capabilities in Shlomo Insurance Stadium in Petah Tikva

HaMoshava Stadium will become the most innovative in Israel

The Olympics: Sportsmanship or BDS?

Does boycotting a country as the Olympic venue differ from shunning an athlete from that or any other country? Op-ed.

The Olympics: Sportsmanship or BDS?

France moves closer to banning headscarves in sports

French Senate votes in favor of banning headscarves in sports competitions.

France moves closer to banning headscarves in sports

Olympic Cmt: Countries that ban Israelis can't host competitions

Countries that bar athletes from other countries cannot host international sports championships, the International Olympic Committee rules.

Olympic Cmt: Countries that ban Israelis can't host competitions

World Flag Football Championships in Israel not cancelled

Teams to receive special permission to fly to Israel despite travel ban for December 6-8 championship tournament.

World Flag Football Championships in Israel not cancelled

Squash Championship cancelled after Malaysia bans Israeli team

World Squash Federation announces cancelation of 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Malaysia, citing visa problems, Omicron.

Squash Championship cancelled after Malaysia bans Israeli team

Israeli squash team to sue over ban from Malaysia competition

Israel Squash Association to sue World Squash Federation if it does not ensure the team can compete in the world championships next month.

Israeli squash team to sue over ban from Malaysia competition

'Hebrew Hammer' named National League 'manager of the year'

Jewish manager Gabe Kapler overwhelmingly voted National League top manager after guiding the San Francisco Giants to 107 wins.

'Hebrew Hammer' named National League 'manager of the year'

Khamenei reasserts ban on competitive sport with Israelis

Iran's Supreme Leader: Any Iranian athlete cannot shake hands with a representative of the criminal regime.

Khamenei reasserts ban on competitive sport with Israelis

Russian complaint against Israeli Olympic gold medal dismissed

International Gymnastics Federation dismisses Russian complaint Israeli Linoy Ashram won gymnastics Olympic gold medal due to bias.

Russian complaint against Israeli Olympic gold medal dismissed

Watch: Messi breaks down as he departs Barcelona

Lionel Messi, the Argentinian phenom sheds some tears in his final press conference for a team he led over the past 17 years.

Watch: Messi breaks down as he departs Barcelona

UK sports station sorry for caller's on air anti-Semitic remark

Caller's anti-Semitic remark during Youtube sports show segment directed at team's Jewish chairman called "appalling" by Tottenham.

UK sports station sorry for caller's on air anti-Semitic remark

Does the Olympic hype border on idolatry?

There is sports and there is the sports industry. Perhaps that is what should be examined.

Does the Olympic hype border on idolatry?

Australian Jewish sports club hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Offensive phrases and swastika discovered on wall of the club's Melbourne sports facility over the weekend.

Australian Jewish sports club hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

This sports writer doesn’t work on Shabbat - so she covers NFL

Shabbat-observant Jewish sports writer covers the NFL to avoid having work clash with her faith.

This sports writer doesn’t work on Shabbat - so she covers NFL

Watch: Fans 'troll' baseball game with 'Trump Won' sign

Another instance of professional sports fans voicing their protest to the contested presidential race was seen during an MLB game last week.

Watch: Fans 'troll' baseball game with 'Trump Won' sign

Watch: Israeli swimmers break records in European championships

Israeli athletes took home top honors in one of the world's top swimming contests.

Watch: Israeli swimmers break records in European championships

Jewish sports broadcasting legend Marv Albert to retire

Marv Albert, one of the most prominent NBA broadcasters who also called Super Bowls and NHL games, to retire at the end of this season.

Jewish sports broadcasting legend Marv Albert to retire

Foreign sports players leave Israel as rocket barrage continues

Foreign players decide to leave to be with their families as soccer league cancels games and rockets continue to rain down.

Foreign sports players leave Israel as rocket barrage continues

Israeli sports authorities: Allow all vaccinated fans to enter

Sports venues have slowly been able to allow certain fan attendance. They are now asking the authorities to relax restrictions again.

Israeli sports authorities: Allow all vaccinated fans to enter

Competitive sports to resume next week

Health, Culture and Sports Ministries agree on outline to allow sports leagues, professional and amateur, to resume.

Competitive sports to resume next week

Chai Lifeline Israel half marathon is back

Sports are starting to return to our lives: for the first time since COVID-19 broke out, there will be a half marathon race tomorrow

Chai Lifeline Israel half marathon is back

'Don't be a bigot' - Male rapper sets women's deadlifting record

Tucker Carlson explains how popular rap artist 'Zuby' was able to set a new record in a major women's sport - without being a woman.

'Don't be a bigot' - Male rapper sets women's deadlifting record

'Fans sick of BLM hijacking sports'

Spiked Editor says elites trying to force 'everyone to conform to their way of thinking.'

'Fans sick of BLM hijacking sports'

Indian kickboxing champ moving to Israel

Obed Hrangchal, 26, a man from the Bnei Menashe who has won national medals in India in several martial arts, moves to Israel.

Indian kickboxing champ moving to Israel

Stephen Jackson defends DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts

Former NBA player says Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was 'speaking the truth' when he posted fake Hitler quotes about Jews.

Stephen Jackson defends DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts

500-meter social distancing rule to be lifted Thursday

Gov't passed removal of 500-meter rule only to have decision overturned. It will now go into effect after Independence Day.

500-meter social distancing rule to be lifted Thursday

Sportswear owner to manufacture masks and gowns

Fanatics sportswear owner, partner in NBA’s 76ers, says he will produce masks for pandemic responders.

Sportswear owner to manufacture masks and gowns

Iranian Olympic medalist defects to Europe

Kimia Alizadeh, only woman to win an Olympic medal for Iran, becomes latest athlete to defect from Iran,cites 'injustice' towards athletes.

Iranian Olympic medalist defects to Europe

'Iran put pressure on me to lose, but I came to compete'

Iranian judoka speaks out after reportedly seeking asylum in Germany, being forced to throw match to avoid facing Israeli athlete.

'Iran put pressure on me to lose, but I came to compete'

Largest Jewish sporting event of the Americas on now in Mexico

Pan-American Maccabi Games being held in Mexico City where Jewish athletes compete in 24 sports.

Largest Jewish sporting event of the Americas on now in Mexico

BDS takes aim at Arab-Israeli athlete for representing Israel

Israeli-Arab champion shrugs anti-Zionist pressure to not represent Israel in international competition.

BDS takes aim at Arab-Israeli athlete for representing Israel

US soccer women score big win…also for Trump

US soccer women score big win…also for Trump

Iran: Our athletes won't compete against Israelis

Head of Iran’s national Olympic committee says Islamic Republic will never compete against Israel in international competitions.

Iran: Our athletes won't compete against Israelis

Orthodox athlete to compete in LeBron James’ Million Dollar Mile

25-year-old Orthodox Jew from Florida one of the contestants in one of the final episodes of LeBron James' 'Million Dollar Mile'.

Orthodox athlete to compete in LeBron James’ Million Dollar Mile

IDF and UK wounded vets - head to head, in sports

100 wounded vets join forces in celebration of family and sport at The Veteran Games and Conference.

IDF and UK wounded vets - head to head, in sports

Wounded British, Israeli, vets to compete in week-long event

For the first time: 100 British, Israeli, wounded vets compete in 'The Veteran Games,' while their children receive pro football coaching.

Wounded British, Israeli, vets to compete in week-long event

Sportscaster charged with felony for defacing 'racist' sign

Sportscaster Warner Wolf charged for ripping the word "plantation" off the sign outside his gated community in Florida.

Sportscaster charged with felony for defacing 'racist' sign