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.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital, Tokyo, reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged people to avoid non-essential outings, but said there was no need to consider a suspension of the Games.
(JTA) — For the first time ever, the Olympic Games held a moment of silence during the opening ceremony for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during the Munich Olympics in 1972.
The medal is Israel’s first at the Tokyo summer games and its 10th Olympic medal.
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TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.
TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
Ryan Lavarnway may not be a household name to most baseball fans in the United States. The 33-year-old catcher has played for eight teams in his 10-year Major League Baseball career, most recently playing for the Cleveland Indians and their Triple-A minor league team, Columbus Clippers.
(JTA) — Jewish basketball star Sue Bird will be one of Team USA’s two flag bearers at the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony on Friday.
“It is just good news after good news; who wouldn’t want that, especially in times like this?” according to David Wiseman and Shari Wright-Pilo, who created a Facebook page to chart the journey of Israeli Olympic athletes and their designated sport.
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A look at the Olympic and Paralympic athletes expected to have the best chance of winning a medal in Tokyo.
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“As an independent ad server built for television, Innovid is making a big investment in the technology to power this next wave of streaming content—live TV,” says company co-founder and CTO Tal Chalozin.
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TOKYO (AP) — Fans will be banned from Tokyo-area stadiums and arenas when the Olympics begin in two weeks, the city’s governor said Thursday after meeting with organizers of the pandemic-postponed games.
(JTA) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, a full year after they were planned. And yes, they’re still being called the 2020 Olympics, even though they’re happening in 2021.
Ethiopian-born Israeli athletes Marhu and Selam Teferi are slated to represent the Jewish state at the Olympic Games in Tokyo • “Even in our wildest dreams, we didn’t think this would be possible,” they say.
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Murphy Bromberg, a Bexley High School and Columbus Hebrew High School graduate, came up short in her bid to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Diving Team that will compete in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Murphy Bromberg, a Bexley High School and Columbus Hebrew High School graduate, will compete June 13 in an attempt to secure a spot on the U.S. diving team.
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.