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    Israeli pole vaulter Alex Averbukh won a gold medal 30 years after the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Averbukh took first place at the European championships Saturday, which were held in the same stadium as the 1972 Olympic Games. More ▸

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    Thousands of people attended a daylong celebration in Brooklyn marking the 120th anniversary of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Featured guests included Hadassah Lieberman, the wife of former vice presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), and Olympic gold medal swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg. Both immigrated to the United States with the help of HIAS. More ▸

  • The 2001 Jewish Olympics As Athletes Train and Unwind, They’re Ready for Maccabiah to Begin

    Greg Spector, a strapping, 6-foot-4-inch volleyball player from Los Angeles, tends to be philosophical when discussing why he decided to participate in this year’s Maccabiah Games. "The Maccabiah makes a statement," said Spector, 31, sporting a yellow visor and green satin yarmulke for lunch at Jerusalem’s Haas Promenade. "It’s about representing a world of Jews… More ▸

  • Marty Glickman, an Announcer and Foiled Olympian, Dies at 83

    Marty Glickman, a track star who believed he was denied a chance to run in the 1936 Berlin Olympics because he was Jewish and who later became a top sports announcer, died Jan. 3 at the age of 83. He died of complications from heart surgery, according to one of his daughters, Elizabeth Alderman. Glickman… More ▸

  • Gold-medalist to Bypass Worlds to Compete at ‘Jewish Olympics’

    Move over, Sandy Koufax. Lenny Krayzelburg, America’s triple Olympic gold-medalist swimmer, intends to skip the World Championships in Japan in order to compete at the Maccabiah Games next July in Israel. "I have never been to Israel and I would really like to go there and compete," Krayzelburg told the Reuters news service. "It is… More ▸

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    Lenny Krayzelburg, a Jewish immigrant to the United States from the former Soviet Union, won his third swimming gold medal at the Sydney Summer Olympics in the 4×100 Individual Medley. Earlier in the Games, Krayzelburg won the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, setting an Olympic record both times. More ▸