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Jewish Olympic hopeful requests marathon not be held on Shabbat

Jewish Olympic hopeful requests marathon not be held on Shabbat

Beatie Deutsch, Orthodox mother of 5, asks Olympic Committee to keep marathon off Shabbat.Marcy Oster, JTA, 03/04/2020 07:27
New date set for postponed Tokyo Olympics

New date set for postponed Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, will begin on July 23 next year.Ben Ariel, 31/03/2020 03:04
It's official: Olympic Games postponed until next year

It's official: Olympic Games postponed until next year

2020 Tokyo Games postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.Elad Benari, 25/03/2020 02:09
International Olympic Committee: Postponing Olympics is an option

International Olympic Committee: Postponing Olympics is an option

International Olympic Committee says postponing the 2020 Olympics due to coronavirus pandemic is one of its options.Ben Ariel, 23/03/2020 04:05
How will Tokyo Olympics take place in wake of coronavirus?

How will Tokyo Olympics take place in wake of coronavirus?

Two plans suggest solutions for holding Tokyo Olympics as the world struggles to manage coronavirus outbreak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2020 09:04
Aly Raisman confirms that she will not compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Aly Raisman confirms that she will not compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Aly Raisman, Jewish-American Olympic medalist, says she won't compete in Tokyo Olympics. 'Never underestimate the power of a kid's dreams.'Marcy Oster, JTA, 20/01/2020 09:19
GSS prohibits athletes' entry to Qatar

GSS prohibits athletes' entry to Qatar

Following Soleimani departure and fear of retaliation, General Security Service bans entry of Israeli athletes to Qatar.Mordechai Sones, 13/01/2020 20:41
Agnes Keleti, Holocaust survivor and world’s oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Agnes Keleti, Holocaust survivor and world’s oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Agnes Keleti, the world's oldest living Olympic champion who netted 10 medals, survived Holocaust and immigrated to Israel in 1957.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/01/2020 09:17
Haredi mother of 5 may have to give up her Olympic dream

Haredi mother of 5 may have to give up her Olympic dream

American-Israeli marathon runner may have to give up on Olympic race after run bumped up from Sunday to Saturday.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/12/2019 08:43
When Jews mixed sport with politics

When Jews mixed sport with politics

When 1933 Germany was chosen as the site of the Olympics, Jews protested, but to no avail.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 25/10/2019 12:10
Israel’s national baseball team is going to the 2020 Olympics

Israel’s national baseball team is going to the 2020 Olympics

For the first time ever, Israel's national baseball team secures spot at the summer Olympics.Marcy Oster, JTA, 22/09/2019 21:39
Israeli baseball team places fourth in European contest

Israeli baseball team places fourth in European contest

Israel’s national baseball team advances to Europe-Africa Olympic qualifier.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/09/2019 09:28
Israeli equestrian show jumping squad to compete in Olympics

Israeli equestrian show jumping squad to compete in Olympics

For the first time ever, Israel to field team in Olympics equestrian show jumping competition.Marcy Oster, JTA, 02/07/2019 07:59
Young woman wins table tennis Gold on fast day

Young woman wins table tennis Gold on fast day

Estee Ackerman of New York wins US Championship on 10th of Tevet.Mordechai Sones, 01/01/2019 17:26
10 American Jewish baseball players to become Israeli citizens

10 American Jewish baseball players to become Israeli citizens

8 pitchers, 2 batters to become Israeli citizens to play for Israeli baseball team during 2020 Olympic games.JTA, 10/10/2018 22:58
Russia banned from 2018 Olympics

Russia banned from 2018 Olympics

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing under its flag in 2018, insists athletes prove themselves clean.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2017 08:03
Japan turns to Israel's anti-terror expertise ahead of Olympics

Japan turns to Israel's anti-terror expertise ahead of Olympics

Japanese security, intel agencies look to Israel for anti-terror expertise in preparing for 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/09/2017 11:06
Jewish athlete barred from 1936 Berlin Olympics dies at 103

Jewish athlete barred from 1936 Berlin Olympics dies at 103

Margaret Lambert, outstanding high jumper barred by Nazis from Olympic games over her Jerwish identity, passes away in New YorkJTA, 26/07/2017 15:59
Jewish equestrian champion killed

Jewish equestrian champion killed

Rebecca Weisbrod, 21, lost her life on the training tracks of New York.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2016 16:29
In retrospect: Egyptian judoka Salafi-style

In retrospect: Egyptian judoka Salafi-style

No withdraw, no win, no handshake. Ashraf Ramelah, 27/08/2016 23:51
Israeli Olympian works to help kids with cancer

Israeli Olympian works to help kids with cancer

Children being treated in Ichilov Hospital's cancer ward thanked Yarden for her sacrifice and donation. 'We will win, just like you!'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2016 16:40
Rhythmic gymnastics team finishes sixth

Rhythmic gymnastics team finishes sixth

Result is a disappointment for the team. Coach Vigdorchik notes team got unfair treatment.Guy Cohen, 21/08/2016 22:32
Obama to apologize for USA Olympic victories (a satire)

Obama to apologize for USA Olympic victories (a satire)

Every satire has a ring of truth... Jack Engelhard, 21/08/2016 08:03
Blessing on viewing the Olympics

Blessing on viewing the Olympics

A person impressed by athletes and their accomplishments should acknowledge the source of their strength.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 20/08/2016 22:19
The Olympic Games and the Jewish People.

The Olympic Games and the Jewish People.

Barry Shaw, 18/08/2016 12:07
Regev doubles Olympic prize money after heavy tax

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.Tal Polon, 17/08/2016 09:19
Why you’re more likely to support Israel if you ‘get’ sports

Why you’re more likely to support Israel if you ‘get’ sports

Sports are the last vestige of a central aspect of traditional morality in western culture. Shai Landesman, 17/08/2016 00:15
Will recent Olympic wins inspire Israeli youth?

Will recent Olympic wins inspire Israeli youth?

Israeli society is embracing their judo Olympic medalists. ILTV speaks with Reuters sports reporter Ori Lewis.ILTV, 15/08/2016 02:23
Israeli Olympians pay taxes when they win

Israeli Olympians pay taxes when they win

Sports Minister Miri Regev: "Unacceptable" to take from Olympic athletes after all "they have already given."Hezki Baruch, 14/08/2016 15:40
“Palestine” at the Olympics -- again

“Palestine” at the Olympics -- again

The world's terrorist darlings are at the Olympics despite the Munich massacre. They have no shame. Jack Engelhard, 10/08/2016 13:40
Israeli Judo athlete Yarden Gerbi wins bronze

Israeli Judo athlete Yarden Gerbi wins bronze

Yarden Gerbi wins first Olympic medal for Israel since 2008, earning bronze in the women's Judo 63 kg category.Shai Landesman, 09/08/2016 23:01
Man tries to steal Olympic torch

Man tries to steal Olympic torch

Security jump man who tried to steal Olympic torch mid-run.Rachel Kaplan, 24/07/2016 10:35
Jihadists call to attack Israeli Olympic team

Jihadists call to attack Israeli Olympic team

Report: Al-Qaida-influenced terrorists take to social media, calling for "knife attack against Americans/Israelis" ahead of the Rio games.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2016 18:42
Brother of Brussels bomber to compete in Olympics

Brother of Brussels bomber to compete in Olympics

Mourad Laachraoui is the younger brother of Najim, one of two suicide bombers who killed 32 people in March.Shoshana Miskin, 23/05/2016 08:17
Athletes murdered in Munich to be honored at Rio

Athletes murdered in Munich to be honored at Rio

Brazilian, Israeli officials to hold ceremony commemorating massacred Israelis athletes during 2016 summer Olympic games.Shoshana Miskin, 20/03/2016 16:13
UK Paralympic star calls for Munich tribute

UK Paralympic star calls for Munich tribute

British Paralympic star calls for minute of silence at Rio Games in memory of Israelis murdered at Munich Olympics.Shoshana Miskin, 25/01/2016 12:49
Israeli leftists 'plotted soccer ban on Israel'

Israeli leftists 'plotted soccer ban on Israel'

Report: newest secret recording shows Breaking the Silence and ex-diplomat Alon Liel mulling how to get Israel boycotted by sports world.Gil Ronen, 13/01/2016 11:23
Olympic Committee drops Kuwait for banning Israeli

Olympic Committee drops Kuwait for banning Israeli

Kuwaiti event gets Olympic qualifying status revoked, after Israeli official barred from entering the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2015 08:45
Jewish Olympics to be Held at Site of 'Nazi Games'

Jewish Olympics to be Held at Site of 'Nazi Games'

Berlin will host starting Tuesday the 14th European Maccabi Games featuring 2,300 Jewish athletes from 36 countries.Cynthia Blank, 26/07/2015 12:23
Israeli Co to Manage Security of '16 Olympic Games

Israeli Co to Manage Security of '16 Olympic Games

ISDS chosen to serve as security integrator for 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, in a deal worth 2.2 billion dollars.Cynthia Blank, 22/10/2014 18:48
Only in Israel Series: The Forgotten Olympics

Only in Israel Series: The Forgotten Olympics

Jews are known for brains, not brawn. So let's invest in developing our children's aptitudes.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 23/09/2012 17:08
Germans 'Did Nothing to Save Lives' in Olympics

Germans 'Did Nothing to Save Lives' in Olympics

40 years after Israeli athletes were murdered, government documents on debacle are unsealed.Gil Ronen, 29/08/2012 22:13
Olmert Being Considered for Olympic Head

Olmert Being Considered for Olympic Head

Former PM Ehud Olmert is being considered to head the Israel Olympic CommitteeDavid Lev, 23/08/2012 09:58
Returning Olympian: It Was a Lot of Fun

Returning Olympian: It Was a Lot of Fun

First female Israeli swimmer to make the Olympic semi-finals says she had fun, reached her goals.Maayana Miskin, 10/08/2012 13:11
Israeli Gymnast: It’s Not Easy to Win a Medal

Israeli Gymnast: It’s Not Easy to Win a Medal

Israeli gymnast Alex Shatilov tells Arutz Sheva that he’s pleased even without a medal.Maayana Miskin, 10/08/2012 10:51
Committee to Investigate ‘Olympics Failure’

Committee to Investigate ‘Olympics Failure’

Sports Minister to investigate ‘failures’ in preparation for Olympic games as Israeli team to come home without medals. Maayana Miskin, 09/08/2012 19:14
British Coalition Fractures On Political Reforms

British Coalition Fractures On Political Reforms

The Liberal Democrats are playing tit for tat with no support for redrawing parliamentary districts. Olympic successes are of no help.Amiel Ungar, 08/08/2012 04:01
Israel at the Olympics: Ze'evi Out, Toumarkin In

Israel at the Olympics: Ze'evi Out, Toumarkin In

Israeli judokas quickly lose in Olympic trials, swimmer finishes in 7th place in 200 meters backstroke.Maayana Miskin, 02/08/2012 16:34
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
Proudly Wearing Israeli Flag at London Olympics

Proudly Wearing Israeli Flag at London Olympics

Pro-Israeli visitors to the 2012 Summer Olympics proudly wore both the UK and Israel flags Saturday night.Chana Ya'ar, 29/07/2012 11:25
Ayalon Slams PA as 'Racist' for Olympics Stance

Ayalon Slams PA as 'Racist' for Olympics Stance

Is a moment of silence for 11 Israeli Olympians slain in Munich in 1972 'racism'? Deputy FM Danny Ayalon says no, but opposing it is!Gabe Kahn, 26/07/2012 19:42
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