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Leading American Athletes Will Participate in World Maccabi Games in Israel

Many of America’s Leading athletes will participate in the Third World Maccabiah Games to be held in Israel September 7 to October 9, 1950, it was announced today by Colonel Harry D. Henshel and Charles L. Ornstein, co-chairmen of the National Committee for United States Participation, at a press conference held at the Harmonie Club here.

Cutstanding Jewish athletes from every section of America will be considered for a place on the tean, Col. Henshel said. The National Jewish Welfere Board is cooperating with the National Committee for U.S. Participation in the technical work of selecting and certifying the athletes.

A two-day organizing conference of the World Maccabi Union held in Paris this week adopted a decision to admit all Jewish athletes to participation in the Third World Maccabiah at Ramath Gam, Israel, regardless of their affiliation with Maccabi or other sports groups. This decision will permit participation by each athlete on an individual basis in the games.