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Jewish Olympic hopefuls

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (JTA) — There are more Jewish athletes who compete in the Summer Olympics than the Winter Games, but there are still a number participating in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, which run from Feb. 10-Feb. 26. Among them are medal contenders Sasha Cohen, Ben Agosto and the ice-dancing team of Galit Chait and Sergei Sakhnovski. Here are some Jewish athletes expected to compete: Ben Agosto, U.S. (skating)Galit Chait and Sergei Sakhnovski, Israel (skating)Sasha Cohen (skating), U.S.Melissa Gregory, U.S. (ice dancing)Steve Mesler, U.S. (bobsled)Michael Renzin, Israel (skiing)Adam Rosen, Great Britain (luge)Mathieu Schneider (hockey), U.S.Jamie Silverstein, U.S. (skating)Alexandra and Roman Zaretzki, Israel (skating)