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    American Sada Jacobson won a fencing silver medal, becoming perhaps the first Jewish medalist of the Beijing Olympics. Jacobson lost, 15-8, in the women’s individual saber final Saturday to fellow American Mariel Zagunis, who also won gold at the 2004 Games in Athens. Jacobson, of Dunwoody, Ga., took the bronze four years ago. Jacobson had… 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. Jewish ice skater Ben Agosto and his partner earned a silver medal in ice dancing at the 2006 Olympics. Agosto and Tanith Belbin finished second to Russians Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov in the ice dancing competition, which concluded Monday. More ▸

  • Arts & Culture Israel’s Top Doubles Tennis Team Builds Pride in Jewish State at the Net

    Israel’s best ambassadors are personable, passionate and proud of their country. It doesn’t hurt if they’re world-class tennis players. Andy Ram, 25, and Jonathan “Yoni” Erlich, 28, close friends since their teen years and doubles partners for the past three years, have been traveling around the world together, entertaining crowds and sharing their love for… More ▸

  • 16th Maccabiah Games Teams Scrape to Fill Rosters, but Maccabiah Games Go on

    “Israel’s in the house,” shouted a bleacher full of Black Hebrews, rooting for the Israel B team during a Maccabiah softball game this week against Venezuela. The softball game was full of ironies — like this year’s Maccbiah Games themselves. Israel’s softball players include Black Hebrews — African-American immigrants who believe they are descended from… More ▸

  • The 2000 Olympic Games: Israelis Look to Immigrants to Score Big at the Olympics

    Athletes from the former Soviet Union have transformed the Israeli Olympics sports scene. About one-third of the Israeli team in the upcoming Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia – and five of the six strongest Israeli contenders-are originally from the former Soviet Union. The team, which departed Sunday night for Sydney, includes top favorites Michael Kalganov,… More ▸

  • Memorial to Munich Massacre Unveiled at Site of 2000 Games

    Australia has unveiled a memorial to the 11 Israeli victims of the PLO terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The memorial, unveiled last Friday at the site of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, carries the names of the Israelis and an inscription from the Book of Samuel, “They were swifter than eagles… More ▸

  • International Athletes Named to Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    Fourteen former athletes from six nations have been elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. They will be officially recognized in July at the organization’s museum, housed in the Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel. The five American athletes are: Arthur Bluethenthal, Princeton University All- American in football, 1911-12; Milton Green, Harvard’s world record-setting… More ▸