Israel Beats Soviet Team in Basketball Match
Menu JTA Search

Israel Beats Soviet Team in Basketball Match

Download PDF for this date

Israel’s youth basketball team scored an upset victory over the Soviet youth team at the European championship matches at Zadar, Yugoslavia last night. The 70-63 win represented Israel’s first victory over the Soviet Union in a sporting event. The Russian team holds the youth championship title. The Israeli team had previously beaten Poland and Spain. Last night’s victory assured the Israeli team of one of the first four places in the championship matches.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund