Israel sends 141 athletes to European Games

June 12, 2015 00:53


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The opening ceremony for the first ever European Games will take place on Friday night in Baku, Azerbaijan, but several of Israel’s athletes will already begin their participation earlier in the day.

Israel has sent its largest ever delegation to a sporting event, with 141 athletes to take part in the different competitions. The delegation’s synchronized swimming duet and junior women’s water polo team will already enter the fray on Friday morning.The inaugural edition of the European Games, an international multi-sport event for athletes representing the National Olympic Committees of Europe, will go on until June 28 and will feature more than 6,000 athletes from 50 nations competing in 20 sports.

With Baku 2015 to include an athletes’ village, ceremonies and similar logistics to those of Olympic Games, the Olympic Committee of Israel believes the athletes can gain valuable experience ahead of next summer’s Olympics in Rio.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
May 26, 2019
Iran will defend itself against any aggression - Zarif