Olympics

Jewish Olympic Athletes We Shepped Nachas For in Rio

By Reut Cohen B’nai Brith Canada Nearly 1,000 medals were awarded in the Olympic Games, which concluded Sunday night. Here’s a look back at the accomplishments and important stories of Jewish athletes who participated in the Olympics in Rio. Aly Raisman: U.S. gymnast Raisman tops the list for her stellar achievements in Rio. This year, Raisman won …

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A Look at Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas’ Jewish Heritage

By Reut Cohen B’nai Brith Canada The U.S. Olympic women’s artistic gymnastics team, dubbed the Final Five, has been making headlines for its success at this year’s Summer Olympics, including for winning a gold medal in the all-around team finals. While team captain Aly Raisman’s Jewish heritage is by now common knowledge — her parents …

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Four Reasons the Olympics Were Unfriendly to Israel During Opening Weekend

By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada It’s that time every two years where the entire world comes in harmony to participate in good-natured athletic competition. It’s the Olympics – where nations put aside petty conflicts with one another and “celebrate humanity.” And then of course, there’s Israel. The exception. That exception was on …

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Munich Olympic Massacre Victims Officially Honoured in Rio

By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada It took more than 40 years, but the victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre have finally received the commemoration they deserved. The 11 Israeli victims of the massacre were honoured in an official Interantional Olympic Committee (IOC) ceremony Thursday at the site of this year’s Summer Olympic Games …

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