A U.S. Olympic gold medalist says he will swim in the Maccabiah Games next month, despite the violence in the Middle East. Lenny Krayzelburg, who earned three gold medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says he never considered dropping out. “I want to come close to my heritage,” said Krayzelburg, who was born in the Soviet Union and will be visiting Israel for the first time. “It’s important to show support for Israel.”
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