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Olympic medalist's father: I couldn't breathe for the last 30 seconds

Olympic medalist's father: I couldn't breathe for the last 30 seconds

Father of Israel's first Olympic taekwondo medalist: She's a fighter, she never gives up.103FM, 25/07/2021 10:13
Herzog to Avishag Semberg: You made history

Herzog to Avishag Semberg: You made history

President congratulates winner of bronze medal in taekwondo: You brought great pride to the State of Israel. A big hug from all of us.Orli Harari, 25/07/2021 06:46
Israeli takes home Tokyo Olympics' first medal

Israeli takes home Tokyo Olympics' first medal

Avishag Semberg, 19, is Israel's youngest-ever Olympic medalist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2021 20:42
Unprecedented memorial ceremony for 1972 Israeli Olympic team

Unprecedented memorial ceremony for 1972 Israeli Olympic team

For the first time ever, the Olympics' opening ceremony included a memorial ceremony for the murdered Israeli team.Arutz Sheva Staff , 23/07/2021 15:55
Watch Live: Tokyo Olympics kick off

Watch Live: Tokyo Olympics kick off

Despite public health concerns about the games, the Olympics are still running.Arutz Sheva Staff , 23/07/2021 15:08
Algerian judoka quits Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

Algerian judoka quits Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine forfeits his place in the Tokyo Olympics after being told he would have to face Israeli judoka Tohar Butbul.Elad Benari, 23/07/2021 03:58
'Athletes say no to anti-Semitism'

'Athletes say no to anti-Semitism'

To coincide with the Olympic Games, March of the Living, Maccabi World Union and Maccabiah launch campaign to combat antisemitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 20:02
Olympics official: 'Let’s play the genocide of the Jews'

Olympics official: 'Let’s play the genocide of the Jews'

Tokyo Olympics creative director fired over 1990s comedy skit mocking the Holocaust.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 22/07/2021 07:23
AP predicts Israel will win a record 7 Olympic medals

AP predicts Israel will win a record 7 Olympic medals

Israel is sending its largest delegation ever to the Tokyo Olympic games, and is predicted to take more medals than ever as well.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 20/07/2021 20:27
Great week for Israeli softball

Great week for Israeli softball

2 Israeli youth teams receive silver and bronze medals for their performances European softball tournaments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 22:54
‘Why can’t I be the first?’

‘Why can’t I be the first?’

Orthodox baseball prospect Jacob Steinmetz on the history he hopes to make.Rob Charry, JTA, 19/07/2021 14:46
Jen Psaki throws first pitch at Nationals Park one day after shooting

Jen Psaki throws first pitch at Nationals Park one day after shooting

Biden press secretary throws first pitch one day after shooting at baseball stadium.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 11:24
Friends from NBA & Israel send congratulations to retiring basketball star Omri Casspi

Friends from NBA & Israel send congratulations to retiring basketball star Omri Casspi

Basketball personalities from US and Israel send blessings to Casspi as he retires from play.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 10:14
Omri Casspi - Highlights from an inspiring career

Omri Casspi - Highlights from an inspiring career

As Casspi retires from a basketball career in Israel and the US, members of Maccabi Tel Aviv gather his highlights over the years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 10:08
Omri Caspi to retire from basketball

Omri Caspi to retire from basketball

"I reached peaks that I never dreamed of, and now's the time for something new."Orly Harari, 18/07/2021 21:53
How Israel became a judo powerhouse

How Israel became a judo powerhouse

Growing number of Israelis are learning about the nuances of judo as the martial art becomes increasingly popular in the Jewish state.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 18/07/2021 19:00
Moshe Hogeg: 'A game against Beitar Jerusalem should take place in Jerusalem'

Moshe Hogeg: 'A game against Beitar Jerusalem should take place in Jerusalem'

Beitar Jerusalem soccer team cancels match against FC Barcelona after request not to play in Jerusalem.Ben Sales, JTA, 17/07/2021 21:56
Soccer championships may have caused new wave

Soccer championships may have caused new wave

Dozens of Israelis travelled to Europe to watch the finals - and they may have brought the new wave of infections back with them.Arutz Sheva Staff , 16/07/2021 16:42
Second Orthodox Jew drafted to MLB

Second Orthodox Jew drafted to MLB

Washington Nationals select catcher Elie Kligman in the 20th round pick of the MLB draft.Elad Benari, 14/07/2021 04:37
Watch: Israeli singer Gad Elbaz sings Hatikva at Israel vs NY baseball game

Watch: Israeli singer Gad Elbaz sings Hatikva at Israel vs NY baseball game

Israeli National Team hosted by New York Boulders for special exhibition game honoring the 'Munich 11.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 21:01
Marvin Miller, the Jewish MLB union chief, will finally get his Hall of Fame induction

Marvin Miller, the Jewish MLB union chief, will finally get his Hall of Fame induction

Major League Baseball's Jewish union chief to finally be inducted into Hall of Fame - but ceremony falls on Rosh Hashanah.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 13/07/2021 07:15
First Orthodox baseball player drafted to MLB

First Orthodox baseball player drafted to MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks take right-handed pitcher Jacob Steinmetz in third round, making him the first Orthodox Jewish player to get drafted.Elad Benari, 13/07/2021 03:12
Watch: England fans riot after soccer finals loss

Watch: England fans riot after soccer finals loss

English soccer faithful rioted, beating Italy fans in the aftermath of the UEFA finals loss.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 22:58
MLB looks to draft first Orthodox Jewish player

MLB looks to draft first Orthodox Jewish player

17-year-old Jacob Steinmetz, who has a 97-MPH fastball, looks to be the first Orthodox Jew drafted by a Major League team.Gary Willig, 12/07/2021 15:59
Highlights from Euro 2020, Italy versus England

Highlights from Euro 2020, Italy versus England

Italy beats England in European Championship after 3-2 penalty shootout.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 09:37
Israeli surfer Anat Lelior’s unlikely path to the Tokyo Olympics

Israeli surfer Anat Lelior’s unlikely path to the Tokyo Olympics

21-year-old Anat Lelior to represent Israel at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.Anna Dimond, JTA, 11/07/2021 15:34
Tokyo Olympics to take place without spectators

Tokyo Olympics to take place without spectators

Move comes following COVID-19 resurgence which has forced Japan to declare a state of emergency in the capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2021 04:05
UK's Chelsea soccer club joins ADL in partnership to fight bigotry

UK's Chelsea soccer club joins ADL in partnership to fight bigotry

Britain's Chelsea soccer team partners with the Anti-Defamation League, funding expansion of ADL's Center on Extremism.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 07/07/2021 07:31
This Jewish sports writer doesn’t work on Shabbat — so she covers the NFL

This Jewish sports writer doesn’t work on Shabbat — so she covers the NFL

Shabbat-observant Jewish sports writer covers the NFL to avoid having work clash with her faith.Alan Zeitlin, JTA, 05/07/2021 10:53
Adam Fox named hockey’s top defenseman, first Jewish player to win a major NHL award

Adam Fox named hockey’s top defenseman, first Jewish player to win a major NHL award

Adam Fox named the winner of the James Norris Memorial Trophy signifying the top defenseman.Marc Brodsky, JTA, 30/06/2021 19:40
Yankees make Jewish woman batgirl 60 years after turning her down

Yankees make Jewish woman batgirl 60 years after turning her down

Gwen Goldman, 70, gets to be a batgirl at a Yankees game, 60 years after the team turned her down because she was a girl.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 30/06/2021 19:23
Israel Start-Up Nation Team Takes on Tour De France

Israel Start-Up Nation Team Takes on Tour De France

Omer Goldstein represents Israel in international cycling competition.i24NEWS, 28/06/2021 22:41
Watch: Fan sign upends Tour de France rider, others follow

Watch: Fan sign upends Tour de France rider, others follow

A fan holding a sign during the world's biggest bicycle event forced the race to take on an unexpected turn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2021 18:36
"We condemn those who praise violence and martyrdom"

"We condemn those who praise violence and martyrdom"

Tel Aviv volleyball club sparks outrage with their concession speech.Arutz Sheva Staff , 25/06/2021 14:26
Israeli champion Omer Goldstein to race in the Tour de France

Israeli champion Omer Goldstein to race in the Tour de France

First, he will fight to defend his champion's jersey this Saturday in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/06/2021 15:03
Maale Adumim basketball team advances to national league

Maale Adumim basketball team advances to national league

Maccabi Maale Adumim becomes first team from Judea and Samaria to play in either of the first two divisions of Israel Basketball.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2021 17:07
Russian-Israeli tennis player Aslan Karatsev reaches French Open mixed doubles final

Russian-Israeli tennis player Aslan Karatsev reaches French Open mixed doubles final

Russian-Israeli tennis player Aslan Karatsev, playing mixed doubles for the first time, has reached the finals of the French Open with partnEmily Burack/JTA, 08/06/2021 20:59
Ex-Israeli basketball star to coach Duke team

Ex-Israeli basketball star to coach Duke team

Jon Scheyer to replace legendary Mike Krzyzewski as Duke basketball coach.Rob Charry/JTA, 03/06/2021 22:39
Maccabi Tel Aviv wins soccer State Cup

Maccabi Tel Aviv wins soccer State Cup

For the last time in his term of office, President Reuven Rivlin presents the State Cup to Maccabi Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2021 00:30
Maccabi Tel Aviv wins State Cup

Maccabi Tel Aviv wins State Cup

Maccabi Tel Aviv defeats Maccabi Rishon Lezion by a score of 86-69 to clinch the State Cup.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2021 01:02
NBA teams take social media stands against anti-Semitism

NBA teams take social media stands against anti-Semitism

Several NBA teams post messages condemning spike in anti-Semitism. 'These hateful and dangerous acts MUST stop,' one team says.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 25/05/2021 08:43
Israeli soccer star Tomer Hemed celebrates goals with Israeli flag and kippah ‘for peace’

Israeli soccer star Tomer Hemed celebrates goals with Israeli flag and kippah ‘for peace’

Hemed given a yellow card for putting on Kippah, saying Shemah prayer after scoring a goal.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 20/05/2021 21:40
Jewish sports broadcasting legend Marv Albert to retire

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.Rob Charry, JTA, 19/05/2021 10:33
Nets star says more focused on Israel-Gaza than NBA playoffs

Nets star says more focused on Israel-Gaza than NBA playoffs

NBA star Kyrie Irving says violence 'too much,' calls on fans to join anti-war movement.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 17/05/2021 23:38
Foreign sports players leave Israel as rocket barrage continues

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2021 23:00
Israeli footballer's family targeted in violent robbery in Amsterdam

Israeli footballer's family targeted in violent robbery in Amsterdam

Attack occurred at time when Eran Zahavi was known to be playing in a match.Ido Ben Porat, 09/05/2021 21:33
Iran suspended by judo federation over ban on Israelis

Iran suspended by judo federation over ban on Israelis

International Judo Federation imposes four-year ban on Iran for refusing to let its athletes face opponents from Israel.Elad Benari, 30/04/2021 06:50
Understanding collapse of the Soccer 'Super League'

Understanding collapse of the Soccer 'Super League'

Surrounded by controversy since its establishment, soccer 'super league' falls apart.i24NEWS, 26/04/2021 23:00
Ironi Ness Ziona crowned FIBA Europe Cup champions

Ironi Ness Ziona crowned FIBA Europe Cup champions

Ironi Ness Ziona basketball team defeats Stal Ostrow from Poland, winning its first ever championship, in Israel or abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 23:31
Israeli basketball phenom, Deni Avdija, suffers season ending injury

Israeli basketball phenom, Deni Avdija, suffers season ending injury

Israel's Deni Avdija wheeled off following a bad ankle injury during a game against the Golden State Warriors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 07:16
Athletes call on IOC to sanction Iran over Israel boycott

Athletes call on IOC to sanction Iran over Israel boycott

Athletes and human rights activists call on International Olympic Committee to sanction Iran for ordering athletes to avoid Israelis.Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 05:08
Top European soccer teams form breakaway league

Top European soccer teams form breakaway league

New European soccer league splits from mainstream soccer organizations.i24NEWS, 20/04/2021 05:00
Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Hamas, Jews to the gas’ before match against Ajax

Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Hamas, Jews to the gas’ before match against Ajax

Police probing incident after Dutch soccer fans call for Hamas to murder Jews en masse ahead of match.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/04/2021 14:24
Israeli sports authorities call to allow all vaccinated fans to enter arenas

Israeli sports authorities call to allow all vaccinated fans to enter arenas

Sports venues have slowly been able to allow certain fan attendance. They are now asking the authorities to relax restrictions again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 12:34
Julian Edelman, New England Patriots star wide receiver, retires

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots star wide receiver, retires

New England Patriots' star wide receiver Julian Edelman, who highlighted his Jewish ancestry on a number of occasions, retires.Marc Brodsky, JTA, 13/04/2021 08:07
NBA great Paul Pierce talks of love of Shabbat in racy video that preceded firing by ESPN

NBA great Paul Pierce talks of love of Shabbat in racy video that preceded firing by ESPN

Pierce, 43, had been a regular contributor on multiple ESPN shows since retiring from basketball in 2017.JTA, 07/04/2021 11:37
Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Tokyo Summer Games, rescheduled from last March, may go ahead with restrictions in place. However, some are pushing for their cancellation.Dan Verbin, 06/04/2021 02:07