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North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19

North Korea says it will skip s Olympic Games to "protect players from COVID-19".Elad Benari, 06/04/2021 05:05
Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Tokyo Summer Games, rescheduled from last March, may go ahead with restrictions in place. However, some are pushing for their cancellation.Dan Verbin, 06/04/2021 02:07
Martial artist to resume career after leaving Iran

Martial artist to resume career after leaving Iran

Women's bronze medal winner from Rio Olympics says she was used by the regime as a 'propaganda tool,' hopes to compete in Tokyo games.i24NEWS, 07/03/2021 15:56
Olympic rings return to Tokyo Bay

Olympic rings return to Tokyo Bay

Olympic rings monument reinstalled in Tokyo Bay as organizers prepare for next year's postponed Summer Games.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2020 14:42
Young Israel condemns Fatah for praising Munich Olympics terrorists

Young Israel condemns Fatah for praising Munich Olympics terrorists

Olympic Committee asked to ban PA after ruling Fatah party says 1972 Munich Massacre 'embodied meaning of courage and boldness.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2020 16:40
IOC apologizes over tweet appearing to celebrate 1936 Olympics

IOC apologizes over tweet appearing to celebrate 1936 Olympics

The 1936 Olympics in Berlin were an opportunity for Adolf Hitler to promote his government and ideals of anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 24/07/2020 23:09
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
Report: Olympics to be postponed

Report: Olympics to be postponed

International Olympic Committee member says Tokyo Olympics will be pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus.Ben Ariel, 24/03/2020 02:13
Israel’s Olympic baseball team preps for Tokyo and looks to expand the sport

Israel’s Olympic baseball team preps for Tokyo and looks to expand the sport

The Olympics squad is Israel’s first-ever in baseball and only the fourth in any team sport - winter or summer.Hillel Kuttler, JTA, 26/01/2020 08:07
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
Israel will send largest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Israel will send largest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Team Israel is to include about 85 athletes in 18 sports. Marcy Oster, JTA, 23/10/2019 17:24
Gymnast Linoy Ashram wins 6 medals, qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Gymnast Linoy Ashram wins 6 medals, qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram wins six medals at world championships in Baku, netting four silvers and two bronzes.Marcy Oster, JTA, 23/09/2019 07:43
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 advances in Olympic qualifying tournament

Israeli baseball team advances in Olympic qualifying tournament

Israel’s national baseball team advances to quarterfinals of the European Baseball Championship in early Olympic qualifying tournament.Marcy Oster/JTA, 12/09/2019 20:43
'Ban Iran, PA from the Olympics'

'Ban Iran, PA from the Olympics'

National Council of Young Israel calls on PA to be banned from Olympics for glorifying 1972 massacre.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2019 16:55
This Holocaust survivor has won 10 Olympic medals

This Holocaust survivor has won 10 Olympic medals

Gymnast Agnes Keleti survived the Holocaust to win 10 Olympic medals. At 98, she’s as feisty as ever.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 07/08/2019 10:31
'Maccabi Europe' athletes honor 1st Jewish Olympic champ

'Maccabi Europe' athletes honor 1st Jewish Olympic champ

Jewish athletes will unveil in Budapest a new commemorative headstone at the grave of the first Jewish Olympic champion, Alfred Hajós.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/07/2019 14:03
Israeli Softball building women’s dream team for 2020 Olympics

Israeli Softball building women’s dream team for 2020 Olympics

Israeli softball recruiting American Jewish college students and recent graduates, aiming to create 'dream team for 2020 Olympics.Marcy Oster, JTA, 28/06/2019 07:23
Buenos Aires city honors career of Jewish swimmer Damian Blaum

Buenos Aires city honors career of Jewish swimmer Damian Blaum

Argentinean Olympic swimmer who started his career at a Jewish sports club honored by Buenos Aires as 'Outstanding Sports Personality.'JTA, 25/04/2019 13:56
'There is no place for anti-Israel discrimination in sports'

'There is no place for anti-Israel discrimination in sports'

Israeli Paralympic swimming champ hopes decision to strip Malaysia of championship will deter other countries from banning Israelis.Benny Toker, 28/01/2019 13:24
Israel has a bobsled team, and it wants to compete in Olympics

Israel has a bobsled team, and it wants to compete in Olympics

In days, Chaim Raice went from never having been on a bobsled to being an Olympic contender for Israel. It all started with a Facebook post.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 12/12/2018 18:32
Israel’s Youth Olympic team brings home 3 medals

Israel’s Youth Olympic team brings home 3 medals

Israeli team brings home one gold medal, one silver, and one bronze at this year's Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.JTA, 21/10/2018 15:22
Report: Olympian not considering selling his gold medal

Report: Olympian not considering selling his gold medal

Israel's only Olympic gold medalist changes his mind about selling prized medal.Gary Willig, 16/10/2018 20:16
Israel’s only Olympic gold medalist auctioning his medal

Israel’s only Olympic gold medalist auctioning his medal

Windsurfing champion Gal Fridman says financial situation is forcing him to part with precious Olympic medal.JTA, 16/10/2018 18:43
 Israeli sprinter breaks country’s record set at 1972 Olympics

Israeli sprinter breaks country’s record set at 1972 Olympics

Diana Vaisman breaks 46-year-old record set at Munich Olympics where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists.JTA, 09/07/2018 21:37
Olympic paddler helps raise memorial to murdered Polish Jews

Olympic paddler helps raise memorial to murdered Polish Jews

Polish national champion Dariusz Popiela spearheads project to restore memory of local Jewish Holocaust victims.JTA, 18/06/2018 22:04
Grandson of Munich Olympics terrorist endorsed for Congress

Grandson of Munich Olympics terrorist endorsed for Congress

California Dems endorse grandson of architect of 1972 Munich Massacre in which 11 Israelis were murdered, for a congressional seat.JTA, 04/03/2018 10:48
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
Israel treats Russian Olympic medalist for anorexia

Israel treats Russian Olympic medalist for anorexia

Russian Olympic gold medalist skater spends three months in Israeli anorexia clinic.JTA, 14/09/2017 16:06
Rivlin attends memorial to Munich Massacre - 45 years late

Rivlin attends memorial to Munich Massacre - 45 years late

Israeli president noted Fatah continues to call Munich Massacre of 11 athletes 'heroic,' memorial decades overdue.Gary Willig, 06/09/2017 15:51
Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson inaugurates new judo school in Jerusalem, volunteers with special needs children.Chana Roberts, 06/09/2017 09:44
Wiesenthal anti-racism program part of youth Olympic games

Wiesenthal anti-racism program part of youth Olympic games

Simon Wiesenthal Center program against Racism in Sport to be implemented in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games.JTA, 22/08/2017 18:42
Watch: 6 months after Olympics Rio's stadium needs repair

Watch: 6 months after Olympics Rio's stadium needs repair

Rio's famous Maracana stadium in shambles 6 months after summer games, 31/01/2017 11:28
Bronze medalist donates jacket to benefit disabled children

Bronze medalist donates jacket to benefit disabled children

Olympic team jacket worn by judoka Ori Sasson auctioned off for $100,000 at a fundraiser for children with disabilities.JTA, 20/12/2016 05:57
Paralympic Games had a Jewish founding father

Paralympic Games had a Jewish founding father

The founder of the Paralympics was a Jewish doctor who escaped the Holocaust by fleeing Nazi Germany.ILTV, 19/09/2016 00:55
Putin and Rio

Putin and Rio

The Olympics are tainted by money, politics and moral pressure.Rabbi Berel Wein, 17/08/2016 19:41
I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Olympic medalist Uri Sasson describes his experience fighting his Egyptian opponent. "He looked at us as if he wanted to murder us."Reut Hadar, 17/08/2016 13:48
 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

Gabe Friedman gives a run-down on 7 star Jewish athletes competing for the US in the Olympics this summer.Gabe Friedman, 31/07/2016 21:10
UN remembers Israeli athletes murdered in 1972

UN remembers Israeli athletes murdered in 1972

Israeli Mission to the UN holds memorial event to honor the Israeli athletes murdered in the attack on the 1972 Munich Olympics.Ben Ariel, 29/07/2016 03:13
Russia won't be fully banned from Olympic Games

Russia won't be fully banned from Olympic Games

After calls for a total ban against Russian athletes in the Olympics for doping, the IOC decides against complete ban.Tal Polon, 24/07/2016 19:27
Israeli sports min. won't attend Olympic ceremony

Israeli sports min. won't attend Olympic ceremony

Sports and Culture Minister Miri Regev says due to the fact that schedule would mean violating Shabbat, she won't be attending.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2016 13:12
NFL player Nate Ebner makes US Olympic rugby team

NFL player Nate Ebner makes US Olympic rugby team

Nate Ebner of the New England Patriots qualifies for American Olympic men's rugby sevens team.JTA, 19/07/2016 05:28
Athletes Messi, Pistorius sentenced to jail

Athletes Messi, Pistorius sentenced to jail

Soccer star Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud, former Olympian Pistorius receives six years for murder.Matt Wanderman, 06/07/2016 17:31
Israeli app to guide Olympics-goers in Rio streets

Israeli app to guide Olympics-goers in Rio streets

Israeli app 'Moovit' guides tourists and locals alike along the safest routes to and between Olympic events.JTA, 17/05/2016 20:52
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
Regev: Being Quiet About PA Sports was a 'Mistake'

Regev: Being Quiet About PA Sports was a 'Mistake'

Israel should address the PA's cynical use of sports to promote terrorism like any other issue, Culture Minister Miri Regev says.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 03/06/2015 18:34
Campaign Against Israel in 2016 Olympics?

Campaign Against Israel in 2016 Olympics?

Foreign Ministry officials already preparing ahead of an anticipated fight by PA to have Israel ousted from the pinnacle of world sports.Tova Dvorin, 31/05/2015 09:09
Asia's Olympic Chief Calls for Hijab to be Allowed

Asia's Olympic Chief Calls for Hijab to be Allowed

Asia's Olympic chief urges all sports to let women wear hijab headscarf, after Qatar's basketball team quits Asian Games in fury.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2014 04:16
Ceremony Marks 40 Years Since Munich Massacre

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. Rachel Hirshfeld, 06/09/2012 10:26
 'Jewish Star' to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

'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.Rachel Hirshfeld , 28/08/2012 20:38
Maccabi Games Kick off with 'Minute for Munich'

Maccabi Games Kick off with 'Minute for Munich'

The 2012 JCC Maccabi Games kicked off Sunday night in Rockland County, N.Y., in the largest organized sports event for Jewish teens. Rachel Hirshfeld , 13/08/2012 13:25
'Jewish Star' Accepts Invitation to Visit Israel

'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. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/08/2012 13:37
Jewish Gymnast Honors Israeli Victims

Jewish Gymnast Honors Israeli Victims

Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman reveals she chose the tune to her gold-medal routine in honor of the Israelis murdered in the 1972 Games.Maayana Miskin, 09/08/2012 12:52