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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...
Fatah Central Committee secretary and president of the Palestinian Football Federation Jibril Rajoub speaks during a press conference in Ramallah on Feb. 12, 2014. Photo by Issam Rimawi/Flash90.

Watchdog: IOC must take action against PA for urging boycotts of Israeli athletes

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Palestinian Media Watch sent a complaint to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) against the chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee for his support of boycotts against Israeli athletes. PMW wrote in its letter to the IOC on...
Dr. Ariel Nassim. Credit: Courtesy.

US Olympic Committee doctor Ariel Nassim wasn’t star-struck in Tokyo

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As a captain point guard for his junior varsity basketball team at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, Ariel Nassim led the Hawks to a championship around two decades ago. While...
Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram (bottom) posing with her gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Village. Source: Facebook/Israel Olympic Committee.

Jewish athletes celebrate Olympic success at Tokyo games

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Many in the Jewish world are sharing in Israel’s record-setting four medal wins at the just-concluded 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Leading the pack were rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram and men’s gymnast Artem Dolgopyat, both of whom captured...
Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram. Source: Linoy Ashram/Instagram.

Linoy Ashram snags gold for Israel in rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won a gold medal for Israel in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, beating out stiff competition in three separate routines with hoops, ball and ribbon. “It’s what I dreamed of for...
Israeli artistic gymnast and gold medalist Artem Dolgopyat, Aug. 1, 2021. Source: Israel Olympic Committee via Facebook.

No easy fix for Israel’s gold-medal civil marriage dilemma

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It was an epic Olympic Games for Israel. The Jewish state’s team brought home a record four medals from the Tokyo Olympiad, including two that were gold. For a small country that, thanks to...
The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, lights candles in honor of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics at a memorial ceremony on Aug. 1, 2021. Source: Israel in Japan/Twitter.

Widow thanks Olympics for memorial event honoring victims of Munich massacre

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An official memorial ceremony was held in Tokyo for the Israeli Olympic athletes who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The event took place at Israel’s embassy in Japan on Sunday....
Team Israel baseball at the Tokyo Olympics. Source: Team Israel Baseball/Facebook.

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

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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...
Tokyo. Credit: Pixabay.

Tokyo Police using Israeli aerostats to help secure Olympic games

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Israeli aerostats are in use by Tokyo Police to help secure the Olympic games, announced RT, the manufacturer of the systems, on Thursday. RT’s SkyStar 180 tactical aerostats are being used by law enforcement for...
Israeli world champion judoka Sagi Muki (right) and Iranian champion Saeid Mollaei embrace at the Paris Grand Slam, Feb. 10, 2020. Source: Instagram.

Iranian judo defector Mollaei dedicates Olympics silver medal to Israel

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Iranian defector Saeid Mollaei, who now represents Mongolia, dedicated his silver medal to the State of Israel after the match on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics. “This medal is also dedicated to Israel, and I...