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Israeli medalist's name patch raises over $50,000

Israeli medalist's name patch raises over $50,000

Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi brings in $52,100 for charity in an auction for her Olympic name patch.JTA, 30/08/2016 05:37
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
Palestinian wins Jordan's first Olympic medal

Palestinian wins Jordan's first Olympic medal

Jordan wins gold medal thanks to the performance of a Palestinian taekwondo fighter whose family left Israel 20 years ago.JTA, 22/08/2016 05:26
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
Olympian apologizes for comparing Rio to Berlin

Olympian apologizes for comparing Rio to Berlin

French Olympian apologizes for comparing the booing at the Rio Olympics to what Jesse Owens went through at the 1936 Berlin games.JTA, 19/08/2016 05:46
Jewish physician at center of doping scandal

Jewish physician at center of doping scandal

Russian physician of Jewish descent is one of the central figures in the scandal that led to the partial ban on Russia in the Rio Olympics.JTA, 18/08/2016 05:09
Netanyahu to judokas: You are all champions

Netanyahu to judokas: You are all champions

Prime Minister meets Olympic medal-winning judokas Ori Sasson and Yarden Gerbi and the entire Israeli Olympic judo team.Nitsan Keidar, 18/08/2016 03:12
Aly Raisman wins Olympic silver in floor exercise

Aly Raisman wins Olympic silver in floor exercise

Jewish American gymnast produces stunning performance, second only to incomparable Simone Biles.Shai Landesman, 16/08/2016 21:30
French pole-vaulter compares Rio crowd to Nazis

French pole-vaulter compares Rio crowd to Nazis

After losing gold medal in shocking fashion, Lavillenie calls out Brazilian crowd for mercilessly booing him:'like Jesse Owens in 1936.'Shai Landesman, 16/08/2016 10:24
Aly Raisman aiming for gold in floor exercise

Aly Raisman aiming for gold in floor exercise

Jewish American gymnast will compete in final women's gymnastics event of the Olympics, facing stiff competition from teammate Simone Biles.Shai Landesman, 16/08/2016 08:37
'I really wanted to bring a medal home to Israel'

'I really wanted to bring a medal home to Israel'

Israeli triple-jumper Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko tells of her love for her country, and her titanic efforts, falling just short, to medal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2016 08:36
Jewish swimmer becomes oldest gold medalist

Jewish swimmer becomes oldest gold medalist

Jewish swimmer Anthony Ervin becomes the oldest Olympic gold medalist in an individual swimming event.JTA, 16/08/2016 06:21
Rio pays tribute to victims of Munich massacre

Rio pays tribute to victims of Munich massacre

Brazilian senior officials join sports activists from Israel and elsewhere at commemoration of 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 massacre.JTA, 16/08/2016 04:10
Egyptian judoka sent home

Egyptian judoka sent home

Egyptian judoka Islam El-Shahabi, who refused to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson in Rio, sent home.Elad Benari, 16/08/2016 03:14
Hundreds welcome Israeli medalists at the airport

Hundreds welcome Israeli medalists at the airport

More than 500 enthusiastic fans gather at the Ben Gurion Airport to welcome back Yarden Gerbi and Or Sasson.Nitsan Keidar, 16/08/2016 01:16
Israeli windsurfer misses out on Olympic medal

Israeli windsurfer misses out on Olympic medal

Maayan Davidovich unable to win a medal at the Rio Olympics, coming in ninth place in the final competition. Her sister: We're proud of her.Nitsan Keidar, 14/08/2016 23:51
'Removing Israel's flag is surrendering to terror'

'Removing Israel's flag is surrendering to terror'

MK Yoel Razvozov talks about his letter to the Olympic Committee demanding Israel be treated like all other countries at sporting events.Shimon Cohen, 14/08/2016 22:59
PM tells Sasson: 'You showed Israel's true face'

PM tells Sasson: 'You showed Israel's true face'

Netanyahu calls judoka, compliments him on win, and his attempt to shake Egyptian's hand.Guy Cohen, 13/08/2016 21:32
'Proud for the entire Nation of Israel'

'Proud for the entire Nation of Israel'

Or Sasson, the second Israeli judoka to win a bronze medal in Rio, says: 'I want to dedicate this medal to the entire People of Israel'Guy Cohen, 13/08/2016 21:02
IOC to probe Egyptian's handshake refusal

IOC to probe Egyptian's handshake refusal

IOC to look into incident in which Egyptian judoka Islam el-Shahabi refused to shake the hand of his Israeli rival, Or Sasson.Ben Ariel, Canada, 13/08/2016 01:54
Or Sasson wins bronze medal in judo

Or Sasson wins bronze medal in judo

Hours after his Egyptian rival refused to shake his hand, Israeli judoka Or Sasson wins bronze medal in a consolation round.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/08/2016 23:36
Egypt: Judoka's handshake refusal was his decision

Egypt: Judoka's handshake refusal was his decision

Egypt's Olympic Committee says judoka Islam el-Shahabi's refusal to shake the hand of Israeli rival Or Sasson was his own decision.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/08/2016 21:54
Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli's hand

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli's hand

Israeli judoka Or Sasson makes semifinals at Rio Olympics, but not before his Egyptian rival is booed for refusing to shake Sasson's hand.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/08/2016 20:06
Ebner eliminated from Olympic medal contention

Ebner eliminated from Olympic medal contention

Nate Ebner, the Jewish NFL player competing for the U.S. Olympic men’s rugby team, comes up short in Rio.JTA, 12/08/2016 05:34
Aly Raisman wins silver in gymnastics all-around

Aly Raisman wins silver in gymnastics all-around

Aly Raisman wins Olympic silver medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around in Rio de Janeiro.JTA, 12/08/2016 03:07
Raisman helps power US team to Olympic gold

Raisman helps power US team to Olympic gold

United States women’s gymnastics team wins the Olympic gold medal in Rio.JTA, 11/08/2016 04:30
Olympic medalist: Israelis are a special nation

Olympic medalist: Israelis are a special nation

Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi reflects on her bronze medal performance and a nation's support. 'When I win, everyone feels they've won.'Shai Landesman, 10/08/2016 10:33
Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman wins team Olympic gold

Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman wins team Olympic gold

US women's gymnastics team captained by Raisman dominates team finals, winning gold by huge margin.Shai Landesman, 10/08/2016 07:09
Rivlin to Yarden Gerbi: You are our champion

Rivlin to Yarden Gerbi: You are our champion

Israeli President phones Israeli judoka who won Israel's first medal at the Olympic Games in Rio.Nitsan Keidar, 10/08/2016 00:03
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
Israeli Judo athlete loses two fights for medal

Israeli Judo athlete loses two fights for medal

Sagi Muki had reached semi-Finals, but loses fight to reach gold-medal round, and then misses out on bronze.Shai Landesman, 09/08/2016 07:09
Aly Raisman earns spot in all-around finals in Rio

Aly Raisman earns spot in all-around finals in Rio

Jewish-American woman's gymnast Aly Raisman earns spot in the individual all-around competition at the Olympics in Rio.JTA, 09/08/2016 05:52
Israeli Judo athlete one win from Olympic medal

Israeli Judo athlete one win from Olympic medal

After string of disappointments to open Rio Olympics, Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki advances to semi-finals after winning 3 fights.Shai Landesman, 08/08/2016 19:03
Saudi judoka avoids facing Israeli in the Olympics

Saudi judoka avoids facing Israeli in the Olympics

Saudi Arabian judoka Joud Fahmy forfeits first-round match, reportedly to avoid facing Israeli judo fighter Gili Cohen.Ben Ariel, 08/08/2016 04:12
Lebanese team refuses to share bus with Israelis

Lebanese team refuses to share bus with Israelis

Members of Lebanese Olympic team try to close doors on bus so as to prevent Israel team from joining them on way to opening ceremony.AFP, 06/08/2016 21:50
Israel left off Facebook Olympics list

Israel left off Facebook Olympics list

Facebook leaves name 'Israel' and flag off of list of countries taking part in Rio Olympics, showing only flag of Israel Olympic Committee.Shai Landesman, 04/08/2016 12:41
Brazil steps up Olympics security

Brazil steps up Olympics security

Concerns about Islamist attacks like those in Argentina in the 90's have sparked a major upswing in security surrounding the Olympic Games.ILTV, 04/08/2016 07:50
7 things to know about the Jews of Brazil

7 things to know about the Jews of Brazil

As the attention of the world turns to Rio for the Olympics, Jews take a big part in organizing the enormous event.Marcus Moraes, 02/08/2016 22:48
Israel's largest-ever delegation ready for Rio

Israel's largest-ever delegation ready for Rio

Israeli delegation set to compete in Rio de Janeiro Olympics beginning Friday, hoping to bring home some medals after missing out in 2012.Marcus Moraes-JTA, 01/08/2016 22:50
Aly Raisman earns spot on US Olympic women's team

Aly Raisman earns spot on US Olympic women's team

Jewish-American Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman named again to the women's Olympics gymnastics team.JTA, 12/07/2016 05:11
Israeli satellite to secure Rio Olympics

Israeli satellite to secure Rio Olympics

Eros-B will provide security; Israeli firms will transmit live video and guide tourists to the best transport routes between competitions.JTA, 26/06/2016 18:00
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
Israeli app to guide Olympics-goers through Rio

Israeli app to guide Olympics-goers through Rio

Israeli app Moovit to guide tourists and local residents at the Rio Olympic and Paralympics Games this summer.JTA, 12/05/2016 04:28