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Israel's baseball team 'confident' 2 days ahead of Olympic game

Israel's baseball team 'confident' 2 days ahead of Olympic game

“We are playing some of the best teams in the world,' says head coach of Israel's national baseball team at Tokyo Olympics.Yon Kempinski, Tokyo, 27/07/2021 10:32
3 Jewish fencers fail to medal in individual events at Tokyo Olympics

3 Jewish fencers fail to medal in individual events at Tokyo Olympics

Two American Jewish fencers and a Canadian Jewish fencer fail to advance in opening round of Olympic fencing games in Tokyo.Emily Burack, JTA, 27/07/2021 07:44
Second judoka drops out of Olympics rather than face Israeli

Second judoka drops out of Olympics rather than face Israeli

Sudan's Mohamed Abdalrasool weighs in for match but fails to show up for bout against Israeli judoka Tohar Butbul at Tokyo Olympics.Dan Verbin, 26/07/2021 21:30
Could the Olympics become a 'super-spreader' event?

Could the Olympics become a 'super-spreader' event?

With the pandemic hitting a new wave, athletes competing at the 2021 Olympics in Japan are facing a whole new reality.i24NEWS, 25/07/2021 13:11
Tokyo game's show director fired over Holocaust joke

Tokyo game's show director fired over Holocaust joke

Director of the Opening Ceremonies committee was fired for controversial comments about the Holocaust made in 1998.i24NEWS, 25/07/2021 12:42
Olympic medalist's father: I couldn't breathe for the last 30 seconds

Olympic medalist's father: I couldn't breathe for the last 30 seconds

Father of Israel's first Olympic taekwondo medalist: She's a fighter, she never gives up.103FM, 25/07/2021 10:13
Herzog to Avishag Semberg: You made history

Herzog to Avishag Semberg: You made history

President congratulates winner of bronze medal in taekwondo: You brought great pride to the State of Israel. A big hug from all of us.Orli Harari, 25/07/2021 06:46
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
Unprecedented memorial ceremony for 1972 Israeli Olympic team

Unprecedented memorial ceremony for 1972 Israeli Olympic team

For the first time ever, the Olympics' opening ceremony included a memorial ceremony for the murdered Israeli team.Arutz Sheva Staff , 23/07/2021 15:55
Algerian judoka quits Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

Algerian judoka quits Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine forfeits his place in the Tokyo Olympics after being told he would have to face Israeli judoka Tohar Butbul.Elad Benari, 23/07/2021 03:58
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
AP predicts Israel will win a record 7 Olympic medals

AP predicts Israel will win a record 7 Olympic medals

Israel is sending its largest delegation ever to the Tokyo Olympic games, and is predicted to take more medals than ever as well.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 20/07/2021 20:27
Israeli surfer Anat Lelior’s unlikely path to the Tokyo Olympics

Israeli surfer Anat Lelior’s unlikely path to the Tokyo Olympics

21-year-old Anat Lelior to represent Israel at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.Anna Dimond, JTA, 11/07/2021 15:34
Tokyo Olympics to take place without spectators

Tokyo Olympics to take place without spectators

Move comes following COVID-19 resurgence which has forced Japan to declare a state of emergency in the capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2021 04:05
Are Olympic ingrates strictly an American thing?

Are Olympic ingrates strictly an American thing?

Olympic participants dishonoring their own flag and anthem – does anyone else do this besides American ingrates? Op-ed.Jack Engelhard, 08/07/2021 15:43
Watch: U.S. Olympian turns away from flag, says she was 'set up'

Watch: U.S. Olympian turns away from flag, says she was 'set up'

Angry Americans calling for activist hammer thrower to be 'removed' from US team.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/06/2021 10:26
UK MP under fire for comparing "taking a knee" to Nazi salute

UK MP under fire for comparing "taking a knee" to Nazi salute

Conservative Party MP in social media post compares players pressured to "take a knee" to players making Nazi salute during 1936 Olympics.Dan Verbin, 07/06/2021 19:58
Recordings prove Iranian judoka was pressured to lose rather than fight Israelis

Recordings prove Iranian judoka was pressured to lose rather than fight Israelis

Newly revealed recordings show that Iranian athletes were forced to lose earlier rather than risk fighting Israeli competitors in finals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 22:59
Nikki Haley calls out China, hints at boycotting Beijing Olympics

Nikki Haley calls out China, hints at boycotting Beijing Olympics

Former US ambassador to the UN raised a red card to the Chinese government in a quickly-spreading Tweet.Akiva Spiegelman, 13/04/2021 20:55
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
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