London 2012

News for London 2012

Nazi Ties May Force Athletes to Take Democracy Vow

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, 08/08/2012 12:23
Jewish American Gymnast Aly Raisman Takes Gold

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 , 08/08/2012 10:17
Israeli Sprinter Blames Loss on Shoe Debacle

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 , 06/08/2012 11:08
German Rower Ousted from Olympics Over Nazi Ties

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 , 05/08/2012 08:46
'I Am Nothing Without Them' Tattoo Stuns IOC

'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 , 01/08/2012 19:29
Jewish Gymnast Makes it to Olympic Finals

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 , 31/07/2012 13:23
Lithuanian Fan Gives Nazi Salute During Games

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. Rachel Hirshfeld , 31/07/2012 10:53
IOC Defends 'Nazi Salute' of German Official

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.Rachel Hirshfeld , 30/07/2012 17:04
Iranian Claims 'Gut Infection,' Avoids Israeli

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 , 29/07/2012 15:29
Lebanese Olympians Refuse to Train with Israelis

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 , 29/07/2012 14:02
British Islamists Call Off Olympics Protest

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.”Elad Benari, Canada, 28/07/2012 01:51
Join 'Minute for Munich,' Streaming Online

Join 'Minute for Munich,' Streaming Online

Join the global campaign to commemorate Israel's murdered athletes on Friday morning, July 27. Rachel Hirshfeld , 26/07/2012 18:20
In Response to BBC: Olympic Team Salutes Jerusalem

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.Elad Benari, 26/07/2012 06:14
Munich Widows Call for Silent Protest

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.Elad Benari, 26/07/2012 05:45
Peres: Iran in 'Open War' with Israel

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.Rachel Hirshfeld , 24/07/2012 10:35
Romney Supports Moment of Silence

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.Elad Benari, 24/07/2012 04:44
London Mayor Disagrees with IOC

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.Elad Benari, 23/07/2012 02:16
BBC Still Playing Games with Jerusalem's Status

BBC Still Playing Games with Jerusalem's Status

Olympic website says Jerusalem is the "seat of government," Israel pressing it to write "capital."Gil Ronen, 22/07/2012 21:51
IOC: No Moment of Silence for Munich Victims

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."Elad Benari, Canada, 06/07/2012 22:04
Head of Syria's Olympic Committee Refused Visa

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/06/2012 00:51
British Amb., Paralympics Celebrate London 2012

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.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 20/06/2012 06:44
Refusal to Hold Minute of Silence 'Unacceptable'

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.Rachel Hirshfeld, 21/05/2012 09:59
Ahmadinejad to Attend 2012 Olympic Games?

Ahmadinejad to Attend 2012 Olympic Games?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Thursday that he wants to attend the London Olympic Games. Rachel Hirshfeld, 20/05/2012 09:04
Coins to be Awarded to Israeli Olympic Medalists

Coins to be Awarded to Israeli Olympic Medalists

"Gymnastic Coin," illustrating strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and grace, to be presented to Israeli Olympic winners. Rachel Hirshfeld, 22/03/2012 17:42