2012 London Olympics

2012 Paralympics: Day 5 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2012

Israel failed to claim its four medal of the Games despite having two athletes in one final on Monday.

Iad Joseph Shalabi finished fifth in 2:24:73 and Itzhak Mamistvalov finished in sixth place in a time of 2:25:60 in the Men's 100m final at the Aquatics Centre in Stratford.

Mamistvalov won bronze in the 200m Freestyle on Saturday.


Israeli Paralympians gear up for glorious Shabbat

By Jennifer Lipman, August 31, 2012

Israel's Paralympians will mark the first Shabbat of the Games with a Friday night service inside the Olympic Village.

The 25 athletes already have something to celebrate after swimmer Inbal Pezaro took home bronze in the 50-metre freestyle final on Thursday.


How my privileged place at the Munich Games gave me horrors

August 31, 2012

It has been very easy to get lost in the euphoria of the Olympics this summer but of course this year marks the 40th anniversary - next Wednesday - of the terrible events at Munich, when 11 Israeli sportsmen were murdered by Palestinian terrorists from the group Black September.


No longer the silent minority

August 30, 2012

Hands up if you thought that the "para" in Paralympics referred to a disability? Actually, its original meaning is "beside" or "parallel" to something else - in this case, to the Olympic Games.


Guttmann honoured as Paralympic flame returns to Stoke Mandeville

By Jennifer Lipman, August 29, 2012

Tributes were paid to the Jewish doctor who founded the Paralympics as the flame was brought to the hospital where it all began.

Sixty four years after Sir Ludwig Guttmann organised the first games for disabled patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the Paralympic Games have returned to London.


Hard work and good sports

By Cari Rosen, August 28, 2012

And so the post Olympic depression is slowly - oh so slowly - beginning to lift, aided only by a new series of The Great British Bake Off and the imminent opening of the Paralympic Games.


Israeli flag raised at the Paralympic Village

By Jennifer Lipman, August 28, 2012

The Hatikvah is played as the Israeli flag is raised to mark the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


Why not Israel?

August 24, 2012

It's an international event with a global audience. The national airport is awash with incoming delegates, visitors and a huge press entourage.

There are flags, buoyantly happy spectators and admiring media coverage. Extraordinary as it is to believe, that was the joyful Israel and the1968 Paralympic Games - just a year after the Six Day War.


Israeli Olympian competed despite chronic blood disease

By Ben Hartman, August 23, 2012

Days after she finished seventh in the Olympic windsurfing competition, Lee Korsitz revealed that she has suffered from a chronic blood disease since she was 16.


When Israel hosted the Paralympics

By Jennifer Lipman, August 23, 2012

For Israeli wheelchair basketball coach Reuven Heller, watching his team win gold at the November 1968 International Stoke Mandeville Games was special – not least because the medals were presented by Moshe Dayan, and the venue was Tel Aviv.