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  • Israeli Team Wins Eight Medals

    The first Israeli team ever to participate in the International Summer Special Olympics Games held in Baton Rouge, La., July 12-18 is returning home with eight medals — four gold, two silver and two bronze. More than 4,000 athletes from all over the world participated in the tournament under the auspices of the Joseph P…. More ▸

  • U.s., Israel Neck-in-neck for Honors in 10th Maccabiah Games

    The 10th Maccabiah, the Jewish Olympics, reached the midway mark today with the U.S. and Israel battling neck-in-neck for honors in most major events. Since the games began last Tuesday, American athletes have collected 62 medals compared to 52 by the Israelis. In the gold medal category, the margin is much smaller–25 for the U.S…. More ▸

  • 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 ▸