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Israeli takes home gold in rhythmic gymnastics

Israeli takes home gold in rhythmic gymnastics

Linoy Ashram, 22, takes home Israel's third-ever Olympic gold medalArutz Sheva Staff, 07/08/2021 20:37
‘Jews Always Run Away’: Fighting stereotypes in sports

‘Jews Always Run Away’: Fighting stereotypes in sports

As the world sees the Olympics in Tokyo, it’s evident that connecting race with sporting ability belongs in the garbage can of history.Op-edBen Cohen, 01/08/2021 07:31
Watch: Basketball robot wows at halftime of Olympic game

Watch: Basketball robot wows at halftime of Olympic game

The Japanese invention wowed the crowd of reporters on hand for the contest, making 2/2 very impressive, long-range shots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 11:33
Olympic champ Simone Biles withdraws from Games due to 'mental health' issues

Olympic champ Simone Biles withdraws from Games due to 'mental health' issues

Widely considered the best of all times, US gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of the finals event due to 'mental health concerns.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 09:54
Israelis suffer surprise defeats in swimming and judo

Israelis suffer surprise defeats in swimming and judo

Following the country's first bronze in taekwondo, Israel's gold medal hopeful came up short in judo.ILTV, 27/07/2021 21:44
The international Olympics Committee's Jewish problem

The international Olympics Committee's Jewish problem

IOC president Avery Brundage was the main personality at Hitler’s 1936 Olympics and the 1972 'games must go on' Munich Olympics.Op-ed.Ron Jontof-Hutter, 27/07/2021 17:00
76-year-old Jewish philanthropist from LA is one of the world’s top Olympic pin traders

76-year-old Jewish philanthropist from LA is one of the world’s top Olympic pin traders

This 76-year-old retired businessman and Jewish philanthropist is one of the world’s most Olympic committed pin traders.Stephen Silver, JTA, 26/07/2021 07:06
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
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
Watch: Woman arrested for trying to extinguish Olympic flame in opposition to the venue

Watch: Woman arrested for trying to extinguish Olympic flame in opposition to the venue

Police in Japan arrested a 53-year-old protesting the upcoming Olympic games in the country out of fear COVID will continue its spread.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2021 12:06
Piers Morgan blasts 'transgender' Olympic weightlifter - 'end of Olympic dream for women'

Piers Morgan blasts 'transgender' Olympic weightlifter - 'end of Olympic dream for women'

Outspoken UK reporter blasts the news that 'transgender' athlete will compete against women in 2021 Tokyo Games.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/07/2021 18:13
German officials: Tel Aviv, Berlin should joint host 2036 Olympics

German officials: Tel Aviv, Berlin should joint host 2036 Olympics

German sports officials are suggesting Tel Aviv joint bid with Berlin for the 2036 Olympics, a hundred years after the notorious Nazi Games.Dan Verbin, 06/04/2021 14:43
Pompeo calls for Olympics boycott: 'China engaging in genocide'

Pompeo calls for Olympics boycott: 'China engaging in genocide'

The former Secretary of State calls on the world community, Biden administration to find alternative location for 2022 Olympic Games.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/02/2021 12:21
Haredi marathon runner petitions Olympic Committee

Haredi marathon runner petitions Olympic Committee

Bracha “Beatie” Deutsch asks that Olympics Committee reschedule Tokyo 2021 Women’s Marathon to a day other than Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2020 16:14
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