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Historic achievement: Israeli athlete wins gold medal at under-20 world championship

Blessing Afrifah, 18, runs 200 meter race in 19.96 seconds to defeat the heavy favorite from Botswana.

Israeli athlete wins gold medal at under-20 world championship

MDA saves athlete who collapses at Maccabiah Games

MDA team spies unusual body language in Maccabiah athlete, arrives as he collapses on the grass.

MDA saves athlete who collapses at Maccabiah Games

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 Alabamaplayer

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

Kazakh athlete disrespects Israeli anthem after losing to Israeli

After 17-year-old Israeli won gold medal at Jiu-Jitsu World Championship in Abu Dhabi, his Kazakh competitor knelt during the anthem.

Kazakh athlete disrespects Israeli anthemplayer

Zach Banner, Alysha Clark, Josh Bell to headline ‘Athletes against Antisemitism’ event

Zach Banner, Alysha Clark and Josh Bell among athletes billed for upcoming panel discussion on efforts to combat anti-Semitism.

Professional athletes to address anti-Semitism at activist event

Baseball falls victim to the Virus

The annual All Star game would have been played this week and no one seems to have been concerned. Maybe no one misses the kneeling. Op-ed.

Baseball falls victim to the Virus

A Jew never kneels

A Jew doesn't kneel before a president or a king. He certainly doesn't kneel before an activist for crimes he didn't commit.

A Jew never kneels

Insoles for running and for athletes

Why do athletes need special insoles for running?

Insoles for running and for athletes

European athletics championships to age 18 coming to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor: 'After months of effort, I am delighted we will host European Championship. Look forward to great sporting celebration.'

European athletics championships to age 18 coming to Jerusalem

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.

This Holocaust survivor has won 10 Olympic medals

Israeli teen athlete takes home two medals

Israel's Linoy Ashram wins 2 medals at World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.

Israeli teen athlete takes home two medals

Regev doubles Olympic prize money after heavy tax

After Sports Minister Miri Regev failed to cancel tax on Olympic prize money, she searched for other options to reward her athletes.

Sports Minister doubles prize for those suffering Olympic tax

Israeli Wins Silver Medal

Triple jumper Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko wins the third medal for an Israeli ever in the Championship. Are the Olympics next?

Israeli Wins Silver Medal in World Athletics Championship

Israeli Veteran Takes Paralympic Gold

IDF veteran Noam Gershoni wins gold in the men’s tennis singles at the Paralympics.

Israeli Veteran Takes Paralympic Gold

PM to Athletes: You Have 'Spirit of Champions'

PM Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the three Israeli medalists of the London Paralympics, saying they have the “spirit of champions.”

PM to Paralympic Athletes: You Have 'Spirit of Champions'

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.

Ceremony Marks 40 Years Since Munich Massacre

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.

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

Iran Denies Athletes Will Compete Against Israelis

Iranian media disputes reports that Iranian athletes will not boycott competitions against Israelis at the London Olympics.

Iran Denies its Athletes Will Compete Against Israelis

Iranian Athletes Say They Won’t Shun Israelis

Iranian athletes have vowed to uphold the Olympics principles and not boycott competition with Israelis, despite doing so in the past.

Iranian Athletes Say They Will Compete against Israelis

IOC: No Moment of Silence for Munich Victims

International Olympic Committee clarifies that "the opening ceremony in London will not include any element of commemoration."

IOC Quashes Hopes for Moment of Silence for Munich Victims

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.

A 'Personal' Moment for Murdered Israeli Athletes?