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    Kosher sausage king Marcel Hess is being honored Thursday at a ceremony at the Israeli president’s residence in Jerusalem. The Austrian ambassador to Israel is presenting Hess with the gold, silver and bronze medals he won at the recent sausage and cold-cut Olympics in Vienna. More ▸

  • 16th Maccabiah Games Teams Scrape to Fill Rosters, but Maccabiah Games Go on

    “Israel’s in the house,” shouted a bleacher full of Black Hebrews, rooting for the Israel B team during a Maccabiah softball game this week against Venezuela. The softball game was full of ironies — like this year’s Maccbiah Games themselves. Israel’s softball players include Black Hebrews — African-American immigrants who believe they are descended from… More ▸

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    Israel won its only medal of the 2000 Olympic Games when kayaker Michael Kolganov earned a bronze medal in the men’s K1 500-meter sprint. The medal won by Kolganov, an immigrant from the former Soviet Union and a member of Kibbutz Degania Bet, partially erased a disappointing Olympics by Israeli athletes. More ▸

  • The 2000 Olympic Games: Israelis Look to Immigrants to Score Big at the Olympics

    Athletes from the former Soviet Union have transformed the Israeli Olympics sports scene. About one-third of the Israeli team in the upcoming Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia – and five of the six strongest Israeli contenders-are originally from the former Soviet Union. The team, which departed Sunday night for Sydney, includes top favorites Michael Kalganov,… More ▸

  • Memorial to Munich Massacre Unveiled at Site of 2000 Games

    Australia has unveiled a memorial to the 11 Israeli victims of the PLO terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The memorial, unveiled last Friday at the site of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, carries the names of the Israelis and an inscription from the Book of Samuel, “They were swifter than eagles… More ▸

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    An Israeli swimmer won a bronze medal in the 400-meter free-style race during the Youth Olympics held in Moscow, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. Adi Bichman, 15, broke two Israeli swimming records during the games. More ▸

  • 14th Maccabiah Opens in Ramat Gan, with More Athletes Than Ever Before

    Cheered on by a crowd of nearly 50,000, President Ezer Weizman officially opened Israel’s 14th Maccabiah in a gala ceremony at dusk Monday in the Ramat Gan stadium. About 5,600 participating athletes, the largest number ever to compete in the “Jewish Olympic games,” marched into the stadium as part of the impressive $1 million opening… More ▸

  • Israeli Olympic Winner Basks in Spotlight Upon Return Home

    When Oren Smodga, one of Israel’s Olympic judo champions, returned home from Barcelona late Monday night, this town went wild. Never had Smodga, 22, dreamed of such a homecoming. With his brothers in the first car, and he, his parents and his girlfriend in the next, the group moved like a royal motorcade through the… More ▸