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  • 12th Maccabiah Games Begin

    Some 50,000 persons are expected in Ramat Gan Stadium tonight to witness the colorful opening ceremonies of the 12th Maccabiah Games, scheduled to run through July 25. Some 4,000 athletes from 39 countries will participate in the Jewish olympic contests. The central theme of the two hour program scheduled for tonight is the ingathering of… More ▸

  • Muhammad Ali Steps into Ring

    The 700-odd Shiite Moslem prisoners in the Atlit detention camp have a real champion. He is Muhammad Ali, who held the world heavyweight boxing title from 1964-67 and 1974-78. Ali arrived in Israel today “to arrange for the freeing of the Muslim brothers imprisoned by Israel.” He said he would be discussing the release of… More ▸

  • Jews in the Olympics

    The prominence of Jewish athletes in sports of strength reached new heights during the 1920’s, considered to be the “Golden Age of Jewish Professional Boxing.” According to “Jews in the Olympics” exhibition running through September at the Jewish Community Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., the Antwerp Olympiad was an important arena for these strongmen. At the… More ▸

  • Jews in the Olympics

    Both Israel and the Soviet Union participated in their first Olympiad at the 1952 Helsinki Games, according to “Jews in the Olympics” exhibition running through September in the Jewish Community Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd. While the Israeli team has yet to bring home a medal, nearly 20 Soviet Jews have exhibited distinguished performances in the… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Many distinguished passengers have flown with El Al during the first month of direct flights to and from Los Angeles. Topping the passenger list for the fifth flight, yesterday, were members of Israel’s Olympic team. After a good night’s rest, they were welcomed officially today by representatives of the international Olympic Committee, the Los Angeles… More ▸

  • Ruby Goldstein Dead at 76

    Ruby Goldstein, veteran boxer and boxing referee, known as the “Jewel of the Ghetto”, who died last week at the age of 76, fought a total of 55 times, winning 50 bouts and losing five. Goldstein, who fought as a lightweight and welterweight won his first 23 battles before sustaining a loss and finished his… More ▸

  • 9 Selected to Jewish International Sports Hall of Fame

    Joseph Siegman, chairman of the Executive Board of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, announced today that nine selections have been made by the international Selection Committee, chaired by Haskell Cohen, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s sports editor, at a meeting held recently in Israel. The induction into the Hall of the nine selectees will… More ▸