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

‘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.Jesse Berman, JTA, 20/08/2021 08:39
Russian complaint against Israeli Olympic gold medal dismissed

Russian complaint against Israeli Olympic gold medal dismissed

International Gymnastics Federation dismisses Russian complaint Israeli Linoy Ashram won gymnastics Olympic gold medal due to bias.Gary Willig, 19/08/2021 17:04
Watch: Olympic gold medalist arrives in Israel, thanks fans

Watch: Olympic gold medalist arrives in Israel, thanks fans

Rhythmic gymnastics gold medalist Linoy Ashram received a hero's welcome upon her return to the country.i24NEWS, 11/08/2021 11:29
Sue Bird, the Jewish basketball superstar, wins 5th gold medal in 5 Olympic outings

Sue Bird, the Jewish basketball superstar, wins 5th gold medal in 5 Olympic outings

In their 5th Olympic appearance, Sue Bird and teammate Diana Taurasi win their 5th gold medal, the only basketball players ever to do so.Emily Burack, JTA, 09/08/2021 20:39
Controversy on last day of Olympics as Israel comes away with its best performance to date

Controversy on last day of Olympics as Israel comes away with its best performance to date

Israel took home 2 gold medals - twice as many as it had in its previous Olympic Games combined.i24NEWS, 08/08/2021 14:30
Watch: Russians take pride in 'overcoming' doping ban

Watch: Russians take pride in 'overcoming' doping ban

While Russia was banned from the Tokyo Olympics due to mass doping, over 300 athletes took part in the event with no shame or remorse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/08/2021 12:44
At first-ever Olympics, American Jewish athlete takes the gold

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

American Jewish athlete Alix Klineman wins beach volleyball gold in Tokyo Olympics.Emily Burack, JTA, 07/08/2021 21:29
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
Watch: Olympics 2021 from Space

Watch: Olympics 2021 from Space

Astronauts cheer Olympic athletes from International Space Station.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 22:58
Watch: Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum in Austria

Watch: Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum in Austria

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left for Vienna following reports of 'security concerns' over previous plan to travel to Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 09:01
Watch: Israel's gold medalist arrives home

Watch: Israel's gold medalist arrives home

The Jewish State's second ever gold medal winner arrived to a hero's welcome at Ben Gurion.i24NEWS, 03/08/2021 21:38
Israeli athlete: Proud to be a soldier who brought back a medal

Israeli athlete: Proud to be a soldier who brought back a medal

After winning the bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, taekwondo standout and IDF soldier Cpl. Avishag met the army's commanding officer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/08/2021 18:31
Watch: Belarusian athlete defects after government threats

Watch: Belarusian athlete defects after government threats

Belarusian sprinter made a dash for freedom at a Tokyo airport, claiming her team was forcing her to return home for criticizing coaches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/08/2021 17:11
Israel's baseball team ousted from Olympics

Israel's baseball team ousted from Olympics

Team Israel knocked out of medal contention after former MLB slugger comes up clutch in the 9th.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/08/2021 16:18
Islamic scholar: Even I'm afraid of that Israeli judoka

Islamic scholar: Even I'm afraid of that Israeli judoka

Qatari sociologist blasted Saudi sports officials for allowing their judoka to be 'beat up' by an Israeli 'dinasour nightmare'.MEMRI, 03/08/2021 15:55
Loss to South Korea puts Israel on the brink of elimination

Loss to South Korea puts Israel on the brink of elimination

Another loss for Israel tomorrow means the end of the tournament for the team.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2021 18:39
Watch: Israel's national anthem 'Hatikva' played at Olympics

Watch: Israel's national anthem 'Hatikva' played at Olympics

Moving moment at Tokyo Olympics as Israeli national anthem played during gold medal ceremony for Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2021 19:15
Is USA rugby player and TikTok star Ilona Maher Jewish?

Is USA rugby player and TikTok star Ilona Maher Jewish?

Many Jewish viewers — and TikTok fans — are wondering: With a name like Ilona Maher, is she Jewish?Emily Burack, JTA, 01/08/2021 16:39
Soviet athlete questions US gymnast's 'mental health bungle'

Soviet athlete questions US gymnast's 'mental health bungle'

The most decorated Olympic gymnast in history acknowledges her sport has become even more draining, questions Biles' decision to drop out.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2021 13:59
Israeli gymnast wins Olympic gold

Israeli gymnast wins Olympic gold

Both PM Bennett and Opposition Leader Netanyahu congratulated Dolgopyat on his victory.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2021 11:41
Iranian judoka congratulates Israeli counterpart

Iranian judoka congratulates Israeli counterpart

"After 10 years of being afraid to contact or reply to me, it's over. Today I congratulated him on winning the medal."Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2021 08:58
Israeli judokas take home bronze medal

Israeli judokas take home bronze medal

Israel's judo team took home the bronze medal in the sport, and Israel's 11th Olympic medal overall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2021 20:27
These Jewish athletes have won medals at the Tokyo Olympics

These Jewish athletes have won medals at the Tokyo Olympics

Israel's Avishag Semberg was the first Jewish medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, with two more medalists thus far.Emily Burack, JTA, 30/07/2021 13:46
Defying boycott trend, Saudi judoka competes against Israeli

Defying boycott trend, Saudi judoka competes against Israeli

Amid trend of judokas refusing to compete against Israelis, Saudi Arabian judoka faces off against Israeli at Olympics, and shakes her hand.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2021 12:04
In 3rd Olympics outing, Australian Jewish paddler Jessica Fox wins gold in canoe slalom

In 3rd Olympics outing, Australian Jewish paddler Jessica Fox wins gold in canoe slalom

Fox takes home the top prize in canoe slalom, making her the first-ever woman to win a gold medal in the event in an Olympics.Emily Burack, JTA, 29/07/2021 18:29
How's Russia competing in the Olympics despite its doping ban?

How's Russia competing in the Olympics despite its doping ban?

In 2019, Russia was banned from international sporting events for 4 years but 335 Russian athletes are participating in the Tokyo Games.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 14:47
Is Tokyo Olympics gold-medal swimmer Lydia Jacoby Jewish?

Is Tokyo Olympics gold-medal swimmer Lydia Jacoby Jewish?

17-year-old swimmer from Seward, Alaska, surprised many when she came from behind to win the 100m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics.Emily Burack, JTA, 28/07/2021 13:40
Australian Jewish kayaker Jessica Fox wins bronze — again — at Tokyo Olympics

Australian Jewish kayaker Jessica Fox wins bronze — again — at Tokyo Olympics

Jessica Fox wins second bronze medal in kayaking, after taking third in 2016 Rio Games.Emily Burack, JTA, 28/07/2021 07:58
Jewish vaulter Lilia Akhaimova helps Russia to gymnastics gold medal in Tokyo

Jewish vaulter Lilia Akhaimova helps Russia to gymnastics gold medal in Tokyo

Lilia Akhaimova, a Russian Jewish gymnast, helps Team Russia earn group score netting them an Olympic gold medal.Emily Burack, JTA, 28/07/2021 07:08
IOC concerned over judokas quitting to avoid facing Israeli

IOC concerned over judokas quitting to avoid facing Israeli

International Olympic Committee monitoring incidents in which two judokas withdrew from the Olympics in order to avoid facing Israeli.Elad Benari, 27/07/2021 23:57
Two athletes test positive for COVID at Olympic Games despite heightened health measures

Two athletes test positive for COVID at Olympic Games despite heightened health measures

Tokyo Olympics organizers reported 7 new COVID-19 cases at the Games, including two athletes, bringing the total number since July 1 to 155.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 17:13
Exiled Iranian judoka dedicates Olympic medal to Israel

Exiled Iranian judoka dedicates Olympic medal to Israel

Saeid Mollaei, who criticized Iranian practice of not facing Israelis in sports, wins silver medal in Tokyo Olympics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 16:37
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