Let the games begin


By Danny Caro
July 13, 2009
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So the big day is finally upon us. The 18th Maccabiah Games Chai started today, although some competitors find it strange that the Opening Ceremony takes place 24 hours later.

My whistlestop tour included a one-hour shlep up to Haifa to see the GB Open Ladies Football play Australia. There is nothing better than a bit of competitive banter although Tanya Willman was not best pleased when one of the parents of an Australian player told her to "go home you dirty girl." Whatever happened to Maccabiah spirit?

The media centre at the Kfar Maccabiah, which I hasten to add is much improved from my last visit a couple of years ago, will be followed by the GB Masters Over 35 futsal opener against Mexico.

Then it's on to Netanya to watch the British Zions go head to head with Australia in a battle for the Ashes. It's sure to be a humdinger.

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