Tributes flow in for Jessica

July 30, 2021 by  

Tributes have poured into J-Wire for Jessica Fox who has entered the historical records as the first Jewish Australian to win a Gold Olympic medal. Read more

Iranian judo defector Mollaei dedicates Olympics silver medal to Israel

July 28, 2021 by  

Iranian defector Saeid Mollaei, who now represents Mongolia, dedicated his silver medal to the State of Israel after the match on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics. Read more

Second judoka refuses to compete against Israeli opponent in Tokyo Olympics

July 28, 2021 by  

A second judoka dropped out of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in order to avoid facing an opponent from Israel. Read more

Iranian judoka, Israeli coach record message about peace, friendship in sports

July 28, 2021 by  

Iranian judoka Vahid Sarlak and Israel’s national women’s judo coach Shani Hershko filmed a message about keeping politics out of sports at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more

Yad Vashem marks Olympics with online exhibitions of Jewish, non-Jewish athletes

July 25, 2021 by  

Gymnast Estella Agsteribbe was one of five Jewish women to participate in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928. Read more

Barca chief plants a tree

July 22, 2021 by  

Joan Laporta, current president of the world-famous Barcelona Football Club, has been hosted by the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) at an honorary tree planting ceremony at KKL-JNF’s Eshtaol Forest. Read more

Which Israeli athletes have a shot at the Olympic podium?

July 21, 2021 by  

Israel is sending its largest-ever Olympic delegation of 89 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics set for July 23 to August 8. And we’re sending 32 athletes to Tokyo for the Paralympics from August 24 to September 5. Read more

Barca in Israel

July 20, 2021 by  

The Israel Ministry of Tourism today has hosted a short tour of ancient Caesarea with the legends of FC Barcelona. Read more

Beitar Jerusalem cancels game against Barcelona following demand that it not take place in capital

July 15, 2021 by  

The owner of the Beitar Jerusalem Football Club, Moshe Hogeg, announced that he is cancelling the friendly game against Barcelona due to the latter’s demand that the vent not take place in the capital. Read more

Tour de France’s Israeli team tested by crashes, maintains optimism

July 1, 2021 by  

Days before the start of the annual Tour de France, cycling’s most prestigious race, the Israeli national team’s star rider and four-time winner of the event, Chris Froome, was enthusiastic and optimistic. Read more

Going the distance: Israeli couple in the running for Olympic gold

June 30, 2021 by  

Qualifying for the Olympic Games is every athlete’s dream. Read more

President Rivlin farewells Israeli Olympians

June 24, 2021 by  

President Reuven Rivlin gave his blessings to the Israeli Olympic and Paralympic delegations as they depart for Tokyo 2020. Read more

Linoy Ashram wins gold, silver in European Gymnastics Championship

June 14, 2021 by  

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram was crowned European champion in the clubs exercise in the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Varna, Bulgaria. Read more

Jordanian table-tennis player pulls out of match to avoid facing Israeli opponent

June 13, 2021 by  

A Jordanian national table tennis player recently withdrew from the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia to avoid playing against an Israeli athlete, confirmed the Jordanian Paralympic Committee. Read more

One of the president’s last duties

June 3, 2021 by  

For the last time as President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin presented the 2020-2021 soccer State Cup last night to Maccabi Tel Aviv who defeated their opponents Hapoel Tel Aviv. Read more

Sylvan Adams Velodrome in Tel Aviv to host finale to inaugural UCI Track Champions League

May 20, 2021 by  

At an event unveiling the brand new UCI Track Champions League, it was announced that the six-round track cycling competition will culminate in a final round at the Sylvan Adams National Velodrome in Tel Aviv, where the male and female winners of the competition will be crowned. Read more

Over 700 Australian athletes nominate for Maccabiah in 2022

May 14, 2021 by  

After an extremely successful nomination process, more than 700 athletes have applied to represent Australia at the 21st Maccabiah Games taking place in Israel in July 2022.

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90 athletes will compete for Israel in Tokyo Olympic Games

May 11, 2021 by  

About 90 athletes from 21 different types of sports will represent Israel in the Tokyo Olympic Games in the summer of 2021. Read more

Russian Jewish chess player to challenge world champion for title in UAE

April 30, 2021 by  

Russian Jewish chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi will challenge the current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, for the title in Dubai later this year after winning the FIDE Candidates Tournament on Monday with a round to spare. Read more

Defeating odds, Israeli team crowned FIBA Europe Cup champion

April 27, 2021 by  

Israeli Basketball Premier League club Ironi Ness Ziona has been crowned the new International Basketball Federation Europe (FIBA) Cup champions, after beating Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski and earning their first title in a European club competition. Read more

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins two gold medals at world championship

March 31, 2021 by  

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals and one bronze in the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup this weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more

Jessica tackles the floods

March 24, 2021 by  

Olympian Jessica Fox took to the water to train during the severe flooding which has devasted wide tracts of south-eastern Australia following days of heavy rainfall.

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Maccabi and Bialik swim school

March 23, 2021 by  

Maccabi Victoria has launched Maccabi Aquatics – a full service swim school – to commence operating in Term 4, 2021. Read more

Team Australia Maccabiah 2022 information sessions attract over 300

March 1, 2021 by  

 
 Team Australia has continued strong preparations on the road to Maccabiah in 2022 after information sessions in Sydney and Melbourne were attended by over 300 people.

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Team Israel Start-Up Nation lines up for UAE Tour

February 21, 2021 by  

One year after its historic inaugural participation in the UAE Tour and a subsequent peace accord between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Team Israel Start-Up Nation will begin its second UAE Tour today.

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Aslan’s fans in Holon

February 15, 2021 by  

Russian Aslan Karatsev has reached the quarter-finals of the Australian tennis open, disposing of fellow Jewish competitor Diego Schwartzman on his way through. Read more

Australia takes big step on road to Maccabiah 21 with team managers and coaches inductions

December 15, 2020 by  

Maccabi Australia has taken a big step forward in their preparations for the 21st Maccabiah Games in 2022 with the Australian management recently conducting induction sessions for team managers and coaches in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Two Aussies and one Kiwi in Israel’s cycling 2021 team

December 1, 2020 by  

The Israel Start-Up Nation 2021 cycling team will consist of 32 riders from Israel and 16 other countries. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival heading for Melbourne

November 23, 2020 by  

Over the last thirty-five years, Maccabi Junior Carnivals have grown to become an integral part of the Jewish sporting calendar. Read more

New Maccabi club off and running

November 17, 2020 by  

Sydney weather improved from torrential rain to stunning sunshine marking the inaugural NSW Mac Running Club event on Sunday. Read more

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