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U. of Haifa student makes history, wins gold in world sailing championship

"Their win is a great source of pride for the State of Israel and for the university," said Prof. Ron Robin, the president of the University of Haifa.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets members of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran, Ira

Iran’s international judo ban for avoiding Israeli athletes is dropped

The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided Monday that the International Judo Federation’s 2019 blanket ban on Iranian judo athletes went too far.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
03/03/2021
A child poses for photographs with the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo ,

Tokyo Olympic committee to select woman as new chief after sexist comments

Yoshiro Mori quit as committee president last week after saying that women talk too much.

By REUTERS
17/02/2021
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee news conference

Tokyo Olympics chief quits, apologizes again over sexist remarks

"My inappropriate comments caused a big trouble. I am sorry," Mori, 83, said at an Olympic organizing committee meeting.

By REUTERS
12/02/2021

Tokyo Olympics chief retracts sexist comments, refuses to resign

Mori, 83, apologized at a hastily called news conference, but when pressed on whether he really thought women talked too much, he said: "I don't listen to women that much lately so I don't know."

By REUTERS
04/02/2021
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Olympics: Wear a face mask, and no singing or chanting - Tokyo organizers

The organizers unveiled a "playbook" detailing COVID-19 measures that will be taken during the Summer Games this year. They also asked fans not to sing or chant to support athletes.

By REUTERS
03/02/2021

Olympics-Israel to vaccinate athletes for Tokyo Games by May

Israel, however, currently leads the world on per capita vaccinations, having inoculated 29% of its population with at least one dose.

By REUTERS
27/01/2021
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