Olympics 2021


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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

Olympic Committee of Israel celebrates Tokyo success, memorializes Munich 11

The Olympic Committee of Israel gathered the local media in its offices for a press conference on Tuesday to review the recently completed Tokyo Games.

Sep 12, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) dribbles the ball against the W

Sue Bird wins 5th gold medal in 5 Olympic outings

Sue Bird and her teammate, Diana Taurasi, are the only basketball players to ever win five gold medals

By EMILY BURACK/JTA
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.

ISRAEL'S LINOY ASHRAM performs in the ribbon component of the women's all-around rhythmic gymnastics

Israel's golden girl Ashram revels in triumph

Champion gymnast country's flagbearer at closing ceremony * Historic four-medal showing for blue-and-white athletes

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
08/08/2021

Haredim criticize Netanyahu for congratulating gold medalist on Shabbat

Shas leader Deri, and UTJ leaders Gafni and Litzman chastise Netanyahu for violating Shabbat by congratulating Israeli Olympian Linoy Ashram during the sabbath.

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

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.

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