TEL AVIV (Jun. 18)
The Maccabiah organizing committee announced today that Greece and Colombia will send teams to the ninth Maccabiah games which open here July 9. It will be the first time Colombia has sent a team to the Jewish Olympics and the first time for Greece in many years.
Other countries participating for the first time are Spain and Japan. The Maccabiah committee said it tried to bring in teams from Iran, India and Turkey but failed for local and political reasons. Four members of the Israeli fencing team are recent immigrants from the Soviet Union.
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