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  • Jews in the Olympics

    The first Modern Olympic Games held in 1896 in Athens attracted near 300 athletes from 13 countries to compete in 42 events. Five Jewish athletes from three European nations won a total of II medals, including nine gold, according to “Jews in the Olympics” exhibition running through September in the Jewish Community Building, 6505 Wilshire… More ▸

  • 9 Selected to Jewish International Sports Hall of Fame

    Joseph Siegman, chairman of the Executive Board of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, announced today that nine selections have been made by the international Selection Committee, chaired by Haskell Cohen, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s sports editor, at a meeting held recently in Israel. The induction into the Hall of the nine selectees will… More ▸

  • Ii to Be Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    Nat Holman, president of the United States Committee Sports for Israel, announced that the national USCSFI board of directors for the second consecutive year has selected 11 individuals to be inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Wingate Institute of Physical Education in Netanya, Israel. Heading the individuals named is the… More ▸

  • 18 Athletes Inducted in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    Eighteen athletes were inducted last night in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at an inaugural dinner here. The Hall of Fame, which is under the auspices of the United States Committee Sports for Israel, will be located at Israel’s Wingate Institute. Those inducted are: Red Auerbach, who won nine worldchampionships as coach of the… 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸