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  • At the Olympic Games: the Israeli Teams Tried Harder

    Israel did as well as expected in the 1984 Olympic Games, according to officials of the Israel Olympic Committee. The Israeli team was realistic about its potential as it faced its opponents, although anything can happen in a sports competition. Upsets are possible at all times, especially in the highly emotional atmosphere of the most… More ▸

  • Not Enough Wind in Their Sails

    Israel’s best hope for its first medal in Olympic competition was set off course yesterday when its sailing team in the 470 class competition finished in a dismal eighth place. Shimshon Brokman, 27, and Eitan Friedlander, 26, were expected to place in the top three and bring home to Israel its first medal since the… More ▸

  • Jews in the Olympics

    Since 1896 Jewish sportsmen and sportswomen have been an integral part of Olympic competition, in both summer and winter Games. Speedskater Irving Jaffe was the first Jewish winter Olympics medal winner in 1928, according to “Jews in the Olympics” exhibition running through September at the Jewish Community Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Technicalities prevented Jaffe’s best… More ▸

  • Several Jews Appointed Ministers in New Government of France

    Several Jews were appointed ministers today in the new government headed by Laurent Fabius, who is himself of Jewish origin. Jack Lang, the outgoing Minister for Cultural Affairs, hasbeen reappointed to this post. A former university professor, Lang has started mapping plans for a Jewish museum in Paris. Roger Gerard Schwartzenberg, one of a handful… More ▸

  • Jews in the Olympics

    The name and Olympic fame (Munich, 1972) of Jewish American swimmer Mark Spitz is well known, but who was the first American Jewish Olympic gold medal winner? He was jumper Myer Prinstein according to “Jews in the Olympics” exhibition running through September in the Jewish Community Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Prinstein won a gold medal… More ▸

  • Israeli Team Wins Eight Medals

    The first Israeli team ever to participate in the International Summer Special Olympics Games held in Baton Rouge, La., July 12-18 is returning home with eight medals — four gold, two silver and two bronze. More than 4,000 athletes from all over the world participated in the tournament under the auspices of the Joseph P…. 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 ▸

  • Israeli Disabled Athletes Win 32 Gold Medals at Olympics in Toronto

    Israeli athletes at the Olympics for the disabled being held here have won 32 gold medals, eight silver and five bronze. Israel is in second place in the wheelchair events with the U.S. in first place, and is fifth in the all-round competitions. The Israelis have two gold medals in the pentathlon competition, one for… More ▸