The second Israeli to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Games, Mark Malyar was born with cerebral palsy as was his twin, also a Paralympic swimmer.
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Many in the Jewish world are sharing in Israel’s record-setting four medal wins at the just-concluded 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
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(JTA) — In their fifth Olympic appearance, Sue Bird and teammate Diana Taurasi made history: They won their fifth gold medal, the only basketball players — men’s or women’s — ever to achieve that feat.
The 22-year-old athlete is the first Israeli woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Israel’s second in the Tokyo games.
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(JTA) — After failing to make the indoor volleyball team for the 2016 Olympics, Alix Klineman decided she would switch her sport to beach volleyball. She explained, “I looked at the beach as a new opportunity and a chance to chase my dreams without anybody having to give me approval or put m…
She’s only been running for five years, but ultra-Orthodox marathoner and mother of five Beatie Deutsch is breaking records and stereotypes.
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“I’m glad the sport won out,” says Raz Hershko, who beat Tahani al-Qahtani, but went on to be eliminated from the Tokyo Games.
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(JTA) — Israeli men’s gymnast Artem Dolgopyat took home the Olympic gold medal in floor exercise Sunday, giving Israel its second-ever gold in any Olympic event.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett interrupted the weekly Cabinet meeting to congratulate Artem Dolgopyat for winning the country’s second-ever Olympic gold medal.
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RT’s SkyStar 180 tactical aerostats are being used by law enforcement for public safety, event traffic and crowd control.
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(JTA) — The Jewish highlights of the Tokyo Olympics kicked off with Jewish basketball superstar Sue Bird serving as one of Team USA’s two flag bearers at the opening ceremony, a huge honor.
(JTA) — Jessica Fox, the Jewish paddler from Australia, has won gold in an Olympics event that is newly open to women because of her advocacy.
The Israeli national baseball team is set to play its first game at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics July 29, but the road that led it there began much earlier.
“We don’t care about politics. We care about people,” said Israel’s national women’s judo coach Shani Hershko.
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“I hope Israelis are happy with this achievement,” said Saeid Mollaei, who now represents Mongolia.
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All eyes are on skiing wunderkind Mikaela Shiffrin this week at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 22-year-old American is favored to win gold medals in slalom and giant slalom — those technique-heavy events in which skiers glide and weave between poles or gates (as opposed to the…
As the opening ceremony inaugurates the long-awaited XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Rabbi Osher Litzman looks forward to a full house for Shabbat.
Figure skater Alexei Bychenko kicked off Israel’s bid for its first-ever Winter Olympics medal with a strong performance early Friday, positioning the country to squeek into the team event finals.
DALLAS — Aimee Buchanan isn’t the only figure skater at the Dr. Pepper Star Center rink gracefully arching in a layback spin.
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NEW YORK (JTA) -- Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will be inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.
The London Olympics may have “lit up the world,” as organizing committee head Sebastian Coe put it, but for Jews, the 2½ weeks offered healthy doses of frustration and glory.
Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for an Olympic moment of silence for the Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972 during an interview following her gold medal win.