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Former Israeli judoka Yael Arad (right) poses with Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev outside the 43rd memorial service for the 1972 Munich Massacre in Tel Aviv on Sept. 9, 2015. Photo by Flash90.

Israel’s first-ever Olympic medalist to head Israeli Olympic Committee

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Israel’s first-ever Olympic medalist is breaking new ground once again, with her appointment as the first woman to ever head the country’s Olympic Committee. Yael Arad took silver in judo at the 1992 Olympic Games in...
United Arab Emirates-Australia, 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals, Jan. 25, 2019. Credit: Amir Ostovari via Wikimedia Commons.

UAE soccer team set to make history by competing in Israeli tournament

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A national soccer team from the United Arab Emirates will compete in a soccer tournament in Israel for the first time ever. The UAE’s national youth team will take part in Israel’s international Gavri Levy...

Who Abuses the “Beautiful Game”

WC Directors for International Relations and for Latin America Diego Maradona was aware that his private life was not exemplary. In addition to being one of the best soccer players in history, he was also...
Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards, October 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Tipping off new NBA season, Deni Avdija is looking to put ‘Israel on the...

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Deni Avdija took one look at all of the members of the Israeli media on the Zoom screen armed with questions and joked that he was worried he’d miss the Washington Wizards team flight...
Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija, season two with the Washington Wizards. Source: Screenshot.

Deni Avdija warms up to second season in NBA

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Deni Avdija, the only Israeli player in the NBA, returned to action on Saturday night after a longer than expected recovery and rehabilitation from an ankle injury earlier this year. The Washington Wizards faced...
Israeli NBA basketball player Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards. Source: Screenshot.

For NBA’s Deni Avdija, year two means easing back from injuries and into game...

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Basketball player Deni Avdija was the talk of the town in Israeli and Jewish circles last season. The 19-year-old Israeli was drafted No. 9 in the first round of the NBA draft by the...
Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine (blue) competing in 2021. Credit: International Judo Federation.

Algerian judoka gets 10-year ban for refusing to compete against Israeli in Tokyo

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The International Judo Federation (IJF) has banned Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine and his coach, Ammar Benkhalaf, from participating in activities or competitions for 10 years after the athlete withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic...
Diego Schwartzman. Photo by Howard Blas.

Jews (and even an Israeli) match rackets at US Open

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When Diego Schwartzman outlasted Kevin Johnson in Wednesday night’s rain-drenched match—requiring relocation from Louis Armstrong to Arthur Ashe Stadium mid-game—he became the identified Jewish player who is guaranteed to go deepest in this year’s...
Israeli Paralympic swimmer Mark Malyar finishes his gold-medal event, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Lilach Weiss/IPC.

Two more gold and two silver bring Israel’s Paralympic medal count to five

Mark Malyar, Ami Dadaon and Moran Samuel went into the Tokyo Paralympics with expectations of medaling, and they did not disappoint, netting four more medals for Israel over the weekend, bringing the country’s total...
Iyad Shalabi in the pool, shortly after winning the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke final. Credit: Isaacson Foundation.

Israel wins first gold in Tokyo Paralympic Games

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Israel’s Iyad Shalabi won the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke in the S1 category at the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday, Israel’s first gold in these games and first ever for an Arab Israeli...