Olympics 2020


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This is why Israel’s female athletes are so fierce

The woman who supervises the promotion of women in sports at the Culture and Sport Ministry, Nurit Sharvit, explains what might be behind the success of Israel's female Olympic athletes.

By ILANA SHTOTLAND
14/09/2021

Wrapping up Israel’s remarkable Olympics

Four medals, including 2 golds, outshine any disappointing results by blue-and-white athletes.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
10/08/2021

Olympics: Russian team attacks Ashram's win, Israel fires back

In 2018, Russian Dina Averina won gold in the world championships after dropping her ribbon, while Israeli Linoy Ashram won silver. Back then, the ROC had no complaints about the score.

Ashram's lead over Russian was 'simply enormous' - Olympic judge explains

"I am satisfied with the score I gave," Ukrainian Olympic Judge Lydia Vinogradnaya said on Monday.

Olympics: Fireworks light up Tokyo as it prepares to douse Olympic flame

After being postponed for a year, organizers said they would be held as a symbol of the world's triumph over the pandemic.

By REUTERS
08/08/2021

Olympics: Rhythmic Gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold medal for Israel

Nikol Zelikman places 7th with impressive finish on ribbon exercise • Team Israel qualifies for group all-around Rhythmic Gymnastics final held on Sunday

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN , IDAN ZONSHINE
08/08/2021

Linoy Ashram brings joy to Israel with gold medal win - comment

Rhythmic gymnastics superstar Linoy Ashram, already a household name, was on her way to making history by being the first Israeli woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

07/08/2021

Israeli marathon runner Chemtai Salpeter loses top finish due to cramp

Israeli runner Chemtai Salpeter had been in 4th place throughout the race before stopping temporarily, 4 km. from the finish line, leading her to an eventual 66th place finish.

Tokyo 2020: Israel's equestrian run ends as rider falls off horse

27-year-old Teddy Vlock fell from his horse during the jumping team qualifiers, leading to the Israeli team's elimination from the event.

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