Special to the JTA Entries for the Maccabiah Games Compared with Olympic Entries

Jack Abramson, chairman of the United States Maccabiah Team which will participate in the 11th Maccabiah Games to be held in Israel July 6-16, 1981, has made a study and survey of the numbers of entries stated for the Games and has come up with some very interesting figures.

Of the countries which competed at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, which ended today, nine will have larger entries at the Maccabiah Games in 1981 than were sent to the Games in Moscow. In the matter pertaining to eight countries which did not compete in the 1980 Olympics because of the boycott, four will submit more entries in 1981 for the contests in Israel, than they did in the 1976 Olympics.

The breakdown reads as follows:

Nations Which Participated in Moscow

Country – Olympic Entries (1980), Maccabiah Entries (1981)

Australia – 182, 300

Austria – 60, 15

Belgium – 105, 106

Brazil – 81, 152

Colombia – 34, 116

Denmark – 69, 32

Ecuodor – 5, ?

Finland – 89, ?

France – 213, 108

Great Britain – 249, 114

Greece – 37, ?

Guatemala – 29, ?

Ireland – 46, 60

India, 26, 28

Italy – 46, 42

Mexico – 99, 144

Peru – 13, 42

New Zealand – 84, ?

Spain – 115, 53

Sweden – 122, 55

Switzerland – 54, 24

Venezuela – 31, 221

Nations Which Did Not Participate In Moscow

Country – Olympic Entries (1976), Maccabiah Entries (1981)

Canada – 391, 179

United States – 468, 375

Israel – 26, 500

Bolivia – 4, ?

Chile – 7, 48

Uruguay – 9, 56

South Africa – 0, 222

Argentina – 70, 204

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