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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

'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.

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

'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.

Olympic 'Jewish Star' Accepts Invitation to Visit Israel

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

Neo-Nazi Ties May Force German Athletes to Take Democracy Pledge

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 Tuesday

Jewish American Gymnast Aly Raisman Takes Gold

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 shoes

Israeli Runner: They Stole My Shoes and Stole the Race

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.

German Rower Ousted from Olympics Over Neo-Nazi Ties

'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.”

'I Am Nothing Without Them' Hebrew Tattoo Stuns IOC

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.

Jewish Gymnast Makes Olympic Finals Performing 'Hava Nagila'

Lithuanian Fan Gives Nazi Salute During Games

A Lithuanian basketball fan goaded two African American Olympic stewards with his arm raised in what appeared to be a Nazi salute.

Lithuanian Fan Performs Nazi Salute During Olympic Games

IOC Defends 'Nazi Salute' of German Official

The Olympic Committee defended a German official who has been accused of performing the 'Nazi salute' during opening ceremony of the Games.

Olympic Committee Defends 'Nazi Salute' of German Official

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.”

Iranian Claims 'Gut Infection' to Avoid Israeli Competition

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.

Lebanese Olympians Refuse to Train on Mat with Israelis

British Islamists Call Off Olympics Protest

A group of British Islamists called off a protest outside the London Olympic Park to denounce “the evil of the Games.”

British Islamists Call Off Protest Against 'Evil' Olympic Games

Join 'Minute for Munich,' Streaming Online

Join the global campaign to commemorate Israel's murdered athletes on Friday morning, July 27.

Join 'Minute for Munich,' Streaming Online

In Response to BBC: Olympic Team Salutes Jerusalem

Israel’s Olympic team responds to the BBC’s assertion that Jerusalem is not Israel’s capital in a special video.

In Response to BBC's Map: Olympic Team Salutes Jerusalemplayer

Munich Widows Call for Silent Protest

Widows of the athletes who were murdered in Munich call on the audience to stand when IOC head is invited to speak at the opening ceremony.

Munich Widows Call for Silent Protest at Opening Ceremonyplayer

Peres: Iran in 'Open War' with Israel

President Shimon Peres told CNN that Iran is in an “open war” with Israel and blamed regime for Bulgaria attack that killed five Israelis.

Peres: Iran in 'Open War' with Israelplayer

Romney Supports Moment of Silence

Mitt Romney says he supports an official minute of silence to honor Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Romney Supports Moment of Silence for Munich Victims

London Mayor Disagrees with IOC

London mayor Boris Johnson tells user on Twitter: "Believe me we will have" a moment of silence for Munich victims.

London Mayor Disagrees with IOC on Remembering Munich Athletes

BBC Still Playing Games with Jerusalem's Status

Olympic website says Jerusalem is the "seat of government," Israel pressing it to write "capital."

BBC Still Playing Games with Jerusalem's Status

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

Head of Syria's Olympic Committee Refused Visa

Head of the Syrian Olympic Committee refused a visa to travel to London for this summer’s games.

Head of Syria's Olympic Committee Refused Visa to London

British Amb., Paralympics Celebrate London 2012

The British Embassy in Israel, together with the British Council, held a special event in honor of the Israeli Paralympics team.

British Ambassador and Paralympic Athletes Celebrate London 2012player

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.

Ayalon to IOC: Refusal to Hold Minute of Silence 'Unacceptable'

Ahmadinejad to Attend 2012 Olympic Games?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Thursday that he wants to attend the London Olympic Games.

Ahmadinejad to Attend 2012 Olympic Games?

Coins to be Awarded to Israeli Olympic Medalists

"Gymnastic Coin," illustrating strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and grace, to be presented to Israeli Olympic winners.

Coins to be Awarded to Israeli Olympic Medalists