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  • Schindler’s free skate

    When Julia Lipnitskaia, a 15-year-old Russian skater, used music from “Schindler’s List” to skate towards the Olympic gold, reactions were mixed. More ▸

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    U.S. figure skater Sasha Cohen took the silver medal in women’s figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Cohen took the medal Feb. 23 despite falling twice during her free skate program. News reports have said Cohen skated in Turin with a red-string Kabbalah bracelet on her wrist. Japan’s Shizuka Arakawa skated a clean program… More ▸

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    U.S. figure skater Emily Hughes will be competing at the Winter Olympics, after Michelle Kwan withdrew due to injury. Hughes, who is Jewish, was originally named as an alternate to the team competing in the Turin Games. More ▸

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    Figure-skater Sasha Cohen is the new American champion and will represent the United States at the upcoming Winter Olympics. The 21-year old skater clinched the championship on Saturday in St. Louis after coming in second in her last four tries. More ▸

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    Israel’s first gold medalist is among those named to International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Joining Gal Fridman, who won his gold this year in windsurfing, are recent gold medal winner Lenny Krayzelburg, who won four total golds in swimming for the United States in 2000 and 2004, and Sarah Hughes, the figure skating gold… More ▸

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    American Sasha Cohen placed fourth in women’s figure skating at the Olympics, falling just short of a medal. In third place after the Feb. 19 short program, Cohen fell on an early jump during her long program Feb. 21 at the Salt Lake City Games. More ▸

  • 10 Ex-athletes Named to Jewish Hall of Fame

    Ten great former athletes from around the world have been elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. The announcement about the athletes – from the United States, Hungary, Israel and Canada – was made last week by the Hall of Fame, a sports organization founded in Los Angeles and headquartered at the Wingate… More ▸

  • Six Jewish Athletes and Officials to Be Inducted in Jewish Hall of Fame

    Six Jewish athletes and sports officials will be inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Netanya, Israel early next year, it was announced by Joseph Siegman of Los Angeles, chairman. They are: The late Senda Berenson, the first director of physical education (1892-1911) at Smith College, Northhampton, Mass., and chairperson of the… More ▸