Aly Raisman stated that using the score, Hava Nagila was in response to the IOC’s failure to commemorate the attacks in Munich in 1972. For those who don’t know, 11 Israeli athletes were killed in the Olympic games in Munich, by Palestinian terrorists. They came to the Olympics to achieve their…
After losing his eyesight serving in the Israel Defense Forces, Zohar Sharon won the world championship for blind golf — not once but four times.
The Tablet details the story of two Israeli olim who made aliyah before the current on-going Olympics in London.
“The Italian Olympic team at the London Olympic Games made a noble gesture Sunday and stood in silence outside the quarters of the Israeli team, in memory of the 11 athletes slain in the Munich Olympics 40 years ago, Voice of Israel radio reported Sunday. About 30 Italians were present at the ceremony, including Italy’s Minister of Sport, the heads of the Italian Olympic Committee and athletes. Israeli Olympic Committee head Tzvi Varshaviak and Olympic delegation leader Efraim Zinger also took part.”
“So much for the Olympic spirit. Just days after U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon announced the traditional Olympic Truce – for people and nations to ‘set aside their differences’ during London 2012 – news emerged that the one Iranian athlete likely to face an Israeli in competition has withdrawn with a ‘gut infection.’”
“The Lebanese judo team at the 2012 London Olympics refused to practice next to the Israeli one on Friday afternoon, and a makeshift barrier was erected to split their gym into two halves.”
World’s strongest girl, Jewish ten-year old from New Jersey, who can lift over twice her body weight.
“England’s European Championship squad will visit the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau while in Poland next month and will use the experience to educate youngsters about the danger of prejudice. The players will visit the death camp near their Euro 2012 training base in Krakow soon after their arrival on June 6, the English Football Association said Tuesday.”
MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 31: JJ Yeley, driver of the #49 America Israel Racing/JPO Absorbents Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 31, 2012 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)
“Barcelona footballers don’t just have a slick passing game, they can also secretly indicate arms smuggling routes to Syria, a pro-government Syrian television channel claimed this week.
Without a hint of irony, Addounia TV superimposed a map of Syria on a screen to show how Lionel Messi and his team-mates, representing smugglers, had kicked a ball, representing a weapons shipment, into Syria from Lebanon.”