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  • 10th Maccabiah Begins

    The 10th Maccabiah, the Jewish Olympics, opened at the huge Ramat Gan Stadium today with the ceremonial kindling of the Maccabi torch. The flame was run into the stadium by Mickey Berkowitz, former Nevada University basketball star, who is a member of the 350-member United States contingent. The American athletes, coaches, trainers and officials marched… More ▸

  • Israeli Disabled Athletes Win 32 Gold Medals at Olympics in Toronto

    Israeli athletes at the Olympics for the disabled being held here have won 32 gold medals, eight silver and five bronze. Israel is in second place in the wheelchair events with the U.S. in first place, and is fifth in the all-round competitions. The Israelis have two gold medals in the pentathlon competition, one for… More ▸

  • Israel Edges out U.S. in Maccabiah

    Israel edged out the United States in the total number of medals captured during the 9th Maccabiah games which ended here last night. The score, after eight days of competition, was 163 medals for Israel and 162 for the U.S. But the American athletes had 76 gold medals to 60 for the Israelis. The U.S…. More ▸

  • U.S. Leading in Maccabiah Games

    The United States appears almost certain to be the winner of most medals in the 9th Maccabiah games which close with a gala ceremonial Thursday night. As of today, U.S. athletes had amassed a total of 148 medals against 145 for the second place Israeli contestants. The U.S. has a wider lead in gold medals… More ▸

  • Israeli Teams Ahead in Maccabiah

    Israel forged ahead in the first full day of events at the 9th Maccabiah games which opened here Monday night. The Israeli team carried off 12 medals five gold, two silver and five bronze. The American team was second with 12 medals of which four were gold, six silver and two bronze. The Americans, with… More ▸

  • Jewish Athletes Winners in Olympics

    Between 1896 and 1968, 131 Jews from 17 nations won 236 medals–101 gold, 68 silver and 67 bronze–in Olympic competition. Divided by sport, the first place went to fencing where Jews won 71 medals–31 by Jews from Hungary and 13 from the USSR. Thirty-three medals were won by Jews in track and field events, 15… More ▸

  • Eighth Maccabiah Games End in Lopsided Victory for United States Athletes

    The Eighth Maccabiah Games, Israel’s “little Olympics”, ended yesterday in a lopsided victory for the American teams. The United States took 631/2 gold medals, 401/2 silver medals and 34 1/2 bronze medals. Israel was second with 48 gold medals, 52 1/2 silver and 51 bronze medals. Britain, with 10 1/2 gold medals, took third place…. More ▸

  • Controversy over Jewish Identity of Athletes Roils Maccabiah Games

    The controversy over who is a Jew erupted at the Maccabiah games, Israel’s version of the Olympics, after the Belgian team angrily withdrew from further competition because two of its water polo players were disqualified on grounds that their mother was not Jewish. The Maccabiah rules state that competition is open to any Jewish sportsman… More ▸

  • Americans Lead with 40 Medals in Maccabiah Games; Israel is Second

    The American contingent at the current Maccabiah competition here was far in the lead this weekend with a total of 18 gold, 14 silver and eight bronze medals already won. Israel stood second with seven gold, eight silver and six bronze medals. Other teams winning prizes so far included the British with three gold, one… More ▸

  • Israel Athletes Leave Rome Olympiad; Were Received by Pope John Xxiii

    The Israel delegation of 18 athletes to the 1960 Olympics is returning home “convinced that we have carried Israel’s name with honor and fulfilled our mission, ” Shalom Zysman, Deputy Mayor of Rarnat Gan and chairman of the Maccabi organization, declared today in a farewell message. He said on behalf of the Israeli athletes that… More ▸