2012 London Olympics

Coe: CST support was gold standard at Olympics

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 2, 2013

Lord Coe has praised the Community Security Trust’s work during the 2012 London Olympics and its assistance to the security services in protecting Israeli competitors.

The peer — who chaired the Games organising committee — addressed 400 guests at a CST dinner at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.

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Olympic hypocrisy over Thomas Bach

September 12, 2013

Thomas Bach should be judged on his actions as president of the International Olympic Committee, not on what he might or might not have done to facilitate a boycott of Israel so far. But it does not look exactly promising.

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Stephen Fry compares Russian gay discrimination to Nazi Germany

By Marcus Dysch, August 9, 2013

Broadcaster and actor Stephen Fry has compared Russia's treatment of gay people to Hitler's persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.

Mr Fry made the claim in a letter calling on the International Olympic Committee to strip the Russian city of Sochi of next year's Winter Olympics.

Members of Mr Fry's family were killed in Hungary during the Holocaust.

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100 Jewish Games Makers celebrated

January 21, 2013

The contribution of more than 100 Jewish Games Makers and volunteers to the London Olympics and Paralympics was celebrated at a reception at JHub in West Hampstead.

Mitzvah Day, the Jewish Volunteering Network and the Jewish Committee for the London Games co-hosted the gathering.

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Olympic clinic named after Ludwig Guttman

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2012

The medical centre that has served athletes from around the world for the weeks of London 2012 is to be renamed in honour of the pioneering doctor who created the Paralympic Games.

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Gershony, the ace in Israel's Paralympics pack

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

There has hardly been a dry eye in the Gershony household since Wheelchair Tennis star Noam brought home gold from London.

The 29-year-old displayed little emotion on court throughout the tournament but he struggled to hold back tears of joy after beating top seed David Wagner to win the Quad Singles title.

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From tragedy to a golden day

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

The bunting has been packed away; the athletes have flown home and the stadiums are being dismantled - but there is a corner of the Olympic Park that is forever Israel.

The scenes as Noam Gershony won the country's only gold medal of either Games were breathtaking. When the Israeli Olympians went home without even one medal, expectation fell on the shoulders of the lesser-known Paralympians.

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Olympic clinic renamed after Ludwig Guttmann

By Jennifer Lipman, September 10, 2012

The medical centre that has served athletes from around the world for the weeks of London 2012 is to be renamed in honour of the pioneering doctor who created the Paralympic Games.

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I wish I'd been a good sport

By Tracy-Ann Oberman, September 10, 2012

From the moment it was announced that London had won the fight with Paris to be the host of the 2012 Games, my heart sank. As Lord Coe (my new crush since his closing speech at the Games) announced, "this is the most fantastic opportunity to do everything we ever dreamed of in British sport", I rolled my eyes.

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Israel's Noam Gershony wins Paralympic gold

By Jennifer Lipman, September 10, 2012

Israel's wheelchair tennis player Noam Gershony won gold in his final match this weekend. Watch him receive the medal and hear the Hatikvah being sung.

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