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Team Israel baseball at the Tokyo Olympics. Source: Team Israel Baseball/Facebook.

Team Israel’s Olympic baseball hopes end after loss to Dominican Republic

Team Israel baseball’s hopes of an Olympic medal ended on Tuesday after it lost a game in dramatic fashion to the Dominican Republic. It lost 7-6 to the Dominicans after former MLB All-Star José Bautista drove in a walk-off, RBI...
Olympic symbol logo at Japan New National Stadium in Shinjuku. Credit: Urbanscape/Shutterstock.

‘Follow Team Israel’: Headed for Tokyo, hoping for glory

Nearly 10 years ago, just before the 2012 London Olympics, new immigrants to Israel David Wiseman and Shari Wright-Pilo noticed a lack of what they considered to be much-needed English-language news and content about...
Team Israel played against the FDNY (Fire Department of New York) in Brooklyn, N.Y., before embarking on a series of exhibition games on the East Coast that will see them fly to Tokyo to compete in the Summer Olympic Games, July 11, 2021. Photo by Howard Blas.

Back to baseball in Brooklyn and on to Tokyo for Team Israel

For Team Israel and members of the media who spent three tense, very exciting nights at Maimonides Park in Coney Island, N.Y., back in September 2016, July 11 was a true homecoming. Team Israel played...
Acrobatic gymnasts at the 2018 World Championships in Antwerp. Credit: Federation Internationale de Gymnastique.

Israeli teen acrobatic gymnastics team takes home world gold

A team of young Israeli acrobatic gymnasts took first place in an international contest last week, after having performed a minutes-long routine that included flips, human pyramids and mid-air splits. The team, comprised of four...
Players for Team Israel stand for the national anthem during a game in the European Championships. Photo by Margo Sugarman.

‘Miracle Team Israel:’ On the road to competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

When the Miracle Mets won the World Series in 1969, baseball was virtually unknown in Israel. Israel had come out victorious in the Six-Day War only two years earlier, the first field was built...