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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.

Martial artist to resume career after leaving Iranplayer

Jewish president of Rio 2016 Olympics arrested for corruption

President of the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee arrested amid investigation into vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympic Games to South America.

Jewish president of Rio 2016 Olympics arrested for corruption

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.

Bronze medalist donates jacket to benefit disabled children

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.

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

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

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.

Palestinian with Israeli roots wins Jordan's first Olympic medal

Rhythmic gymnastics team finishes sixth

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

Rhythmic gymnastics team finishes sixth

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.

Olympian apologizes for comparing Rio fans to Berlin games

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.

Physician with Jewish roots at center of Russia doping scandal

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.

Netanyahu to judokas: You are all champions

Aly Raisman wins Olympic silver in floor exercise

Jewish American gymnast produces stunning performance, second only to incomparable Simone Biles.

Aly Raisman wins Olympic silver in floor exercise

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.'

French pole-vaulter compares Rio crowd to Nazis

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.

Aly Raisman aiming for gold in floor exercise final

'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.

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

Jewish swimmer becomes oldest gold medalist

Jewish swimmer Anthony Ervin becomes the oldest Olympic gold medalist in an individual swimming event.

Jewish swimmer becomes oldest individual swimming gold medalist

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.

Rio pays tribute to 11 Israeli victims of Munich massacre

Egyptian judoka sent home

Egyptian judoka Islam El-Shahabi, who refused to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson in Rio, sent home.

Egyptian judoka sent home for refusing to shake Israeli's hand

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.

Hundreds welcome Israeli medalists at the airport

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.

Israeli windsurfer misses out on Olympic medal

'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.

'Removing Israel's flag is surrendering to terror'

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

Netanyahu calls judoka, compliments him on win, and his attempt to shake Egyptian's hand.

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

'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'

'Proud for the entire Nation of Israel'

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.

IOC to probe Egyptian's refusal to shake Israeli's hand

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.

Second medal for Israel: Or Sasson wins bronze in judo

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.

Egypt: Judoka's refusal to shake Israeli's hand was his decision

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.

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli rival's handplayer

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.

Nate Ebner eliminated from Olympic medal contention

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.

Aly Raisman wins silver medal in Olympic gymnastics all-around

Raisman helps power US team to Olympic gold

United States women’s gymnastics team wins the Olympic gold medal in Rio.

Raisman helps power US women's gymnastics team to Olympic gold

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.'

Olympic medalist Yarden Gerbi: Israelis are a special nation

Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman wins team Olympic gold

US women's gymnastics team captained by Raisman dominates team finals, winning gold by huge margin.

Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman captains Team USA to Olympic gold

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.

Rivlin to Yarden Gerbi: You are our champion

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.

Israeli Judo athlete Yarden Gerbi wins bronze medal at Olympics

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.

Israeli Judo athlete loses two fights with medal on the line

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.

Aly Raisman earns spot in individual all-around finals in Rio

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.

Israeli Judo athlete one win from Olympic medal

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.

Saudi judoka avoids facing Israeli in the Olympics

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.

Lebanese Olympic team refuses to share bus with Israelis

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.

Facebook deletes Israel from list of Olympics participants

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.

Brazil steps up Olympics security amid terror threatplayer