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International Olympic Committee: Russia violated Olympic Truce by attacking Ukraine

International Olympic Committee condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine which began shortly after conclusion of Olympic Games.

'Russia violated Olympic Truce by attacking Ukraine'

‘Painfully close’: Israel baseball team’s physical therapist laments Olympics results

'People were amazed that Israel was competing at such a high level,' says physical therapist for Israel's baseball team.

‘Painfully close’: Baseball team’s PT laments Olympics results

Likud MK Yuval Steinitz decries criticism of former PM Netanyahu for Shabbat phone call

"Everyone who isn't religious makes phone calls on Shabbat," Steinitz explains.

Likud MK decries criticism of Netanyahu for Shabbat phone call

At first-ever Olympics, American Jewish athlete takes the gold

American Jewish athlete Alix Klineman wins beach volleyball gold in Tokyo Olympics.

At first-ever Olympics, American Jewish athlete takes the gold

Israeli takes home gold in rhythmic gymnastics

Linoy Ashram, 22, takes home Israel's third-ever Olympic gold medal

Israeli takes home gold in rhythmic gymnastics

‘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-ed

‘Jews Always Run Away’: Fighting stereotypes in sports

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.

Watch: Basketball robot wows at halftime of Olympic gameplayer

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.'

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

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.

Israelis suffer surprise defeats in swimming and judoplayer

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.

The international Olympics Committee's Jewish problem

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.

Jewish philanthropist is one of world’s top Olympic pin traders

Israeli takes home Tokyo Olympics' first medal

Avishag Semberg, 19, is Israel's youngest-ever Olympic medalist.

Israeli takes home Tokyo Olympics' first medal

Olympics official: 'Let’s play the genocide of the Jews'

Tokyo Olympics creative director fired over 1990s comedy skit mocking the Holocaust.

'Let’s play the genocide of the Jews'

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.

Watch: Woman arrested for trying to extinguish Olympic flameplayer

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.

Piers Morgan blasts 'transgender' Olympic weightlifterplayer

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.

Germany: Tel Aviv, Berlin should joint host 2036 Olympics

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.

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

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.

Haredi marathon runner petitions Olympic Committee

Jewish Olympic hopeful requests marathon not be held on Shabbat

Beatie Deutsch, Orthodox mother of 5, asks Olympic Committee to keep marathon off Shabbat.

Olympic hopeful requests marathon not be held on Shabbat

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.

New date set for postponed Tokyo Olympics

It's official: Olympic Games postponed until next year

2020 Tokyo Games postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It's official: Olympic Games postponed until next year

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.

IOC: Postponing Olympics is an option

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.

How will Tokyo Olympics take place in wake of coronavirus?

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.'

Aly Raisman won't compete in 2020 Olympics

GSS prohibits athletes' entry to Qatar

Following Soleimani departure and fear of retaliation, General Security Service bans entry of Israeli athletes to Qatar.

GSS prohibits athletes' entry to Qatar

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.

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

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.

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

When Jews mixed sport with politics

When Jews mixed sport with politics

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.

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

Israeli baseball team places fourth in European contest

Israel’s national baseball team advances to Europe-Africa Olympic qualifier.

Israeli baseball team places fourth in European contest

Israeli equestrian show jumping squad to compete in Olympics

For the first time ever, Israel to field team in Olympics equestrian show jumping competition.

Israeli equestrian show jumping squad to compete in Olympics

Young woman wins table tennis Gold on fast day

Estee Ackerman of New York wins US Championship on 10th of Tevet.

Young woman wins table tennis Gold on fast dayplayer

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.

10 American Jewish baseball players to become Israeli citizens

Russia banned from 2018 Olympics

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing under its flag in 2018, insists athletes prove themselves clean.

Russia banned from 2018 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.

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

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 York

Jewish athlete barred from 1936 Berlin Olympics dies at 103

Jewish equestrian champion killed

Rebecca Weisbrod, 21, lost her life on the training tracks of New York.

Jewish equestrian champion killed in riding accident

In retrospect: Egyptian judoka Salafi-style

In retrospect: Egyptian judoka Salafi-style

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!'

Israeli Olympian sells medal to help kids with cancer

Rhythmic gymnastics team finishes sixth

Result is a disappointment for the team. Coach Vigdorchik notes team got unfair treatment.

Rhythmic gymnastics team finishes sixth