Israeli athletes

At Lacrosse Championship, Honor But No Medals, For Israeli Athletes

07/22/2014
Staff Writer

Israel, international lacrosse power?

Not yet. But four years after the sport that developed as a military training exercise among indigenous residents of the United States and Canada centuries ago was introduced in Israel, Israel’s men’s national lacrosse team ended its first appearance in last week’s World Lacrosse Championship with a seventh-place world ranking.

JTA

NBC's Costas Gives Israeli Athletes 12 Seconds Of On-Air Silence As Olympics Begin

07/29/2012

Sportscaster Bob Costas remembered the 11 Israelis killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics on air as the Israeli delegation entered the Olympic stadium in London.

Local Pols Honor Israeli Olympic Athletes

The International Olympic Committee is still steadfastly refusing to give into pressure -- from sources as high as the White House -- to honor the 11 slain Israeli athletes of the 1972 Munich Olympics during the games. (A small pre-games ceremony was held Monday.)

The athletes.

The NBA’s Next Israeli Player?

07/02/2012

National Basketball Association teams, fans and analysts seem to be in a constant search for the “next Michael Jordan,” looking for a player to duplicate the feats of the six-time champion and five-time Most Valuable Player many consider the best ever in his sport.

Lior Eliyahu won’t enter that conversation, but the “next Omri Casspi” seems more realistic.

Munich 11 Deserve a Minute

06/13/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Forty years ago, athletes from countries around the world were completing their training, attending good luck send-offs, and packing their gear to depart for the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich.

Rep. Nita Lowey

IOC Rejects Moment Of Silence For Israeli Athletes This Summer

05/17/2012

The International Olympic Committee officially rejected a request to hold a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the London Olympics this summer.

For The Munich 11, A Snub Of Olympic Proportions

The upcoming Summer Olympics in London – officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad – will last approximately 25,000 minutes. Apparently the organizers can’t spare one to remember 11 Israelis who were murdered at the Summer Games 40 years ago.

That’s what a group of activists, headed by the CEO of the Jewish Community Center in Rockland County, are hearing from International Olympic Committee.

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