Skeleton racer Bradley Chalupski has been training for the Olympic Games since immigrating to Israel last year, but the qualifiers and the Israeli Olympic Committee still stand in his way. More ▸
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman will compete at the Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer. More ▸
Sometimes we crave fierce competition in sports, and other times we just want to watch superstars strut. Olympic gold-medalist Aly Raisman, who recently made headlines for joining the cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” is being added to the roster of competitors at this summer’s Maccabiah games in Israel. Maccabiah organizers announced Raisman will… More ▸
After winning a gold medal, and our hearts, at last summer’s Olympics to the tune of “Hava Nagilla,” Aly Raisman is rumored to be moving onto a dancing career by joining ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The Jewish Olympic-winning gymnast is joining the celebrity cast of America’s favorite dancing show, according to TMZ. Although the official list of… More ▸
By Marcy Oster
An 11-year-old New York girl was disqualified from the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships when she opted not to play her final match, which fell on Shabbat. More ▸
U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman became America’s sweetheart during the 2012 London Games.
Her two gold medals and one bronze — and overall amazing performance — made everyone proud. And that was especially true in the Jewish community, as Raisman is a proud Boston Jew and danced her floor routines to “Hava Nagila.”
Since she returned from London, she has been documenting all the really fun things she’s been doing and uploading photos to her very active and popular Instagram account. We collected what we think are the 21 best things she’s done.
If you feel jealous… well, you should be, but remember all the crazy routines and drills she did to get to where she is now. So you better start practicing.
1. Ended the trading at the New York Stock Exchange More ▸
By Toby Axelrod
The head of Germany’s Jewish community at a memorial ceremony for the Munich 11 lamented the “icy coldness” of the International Olympic Committee in refusing to mark the 40th anniversary of the massacre. More ▸
It’s been a rough summer for NBC, mostly since the most common word following the peacock network letters was the word “fail” — because of its highly criticized Olympics coverage. But the icing on the failcake may have happened Sunday morning, when NBC cameras focused on one of the spectators and announcer Bob Fitzgerald declared, “I know… More ▸
We started following Dr. Ruth’s Olympic-related tweets last week — and they just keep getting more outrageous. I have to ask: Is there anyone in the world who would actually turn to his lover and say, “Honey, all this watching the Olympics and reading Dr. Ruth’s tweets is turning me on so bad”?
Here are our favorites (some a little overly awkward): More ▸
As day four of the 2012 London Olympic Games wraps up, an emerging star rises above most of the American Olympic Team, which has been pretty average so far. Her name is Alexandra “Aly” Raisman. She is a Jewish gymnast from Boston. Here are a few more things you should know about her:
1. She dances her floor routine to “Hava Nagila”
And her routine in the Women’s Team finals for team USA was ranked number 1 and won the gold for team USA!l! USA! USA! USA! More ▸