Maccabiah Games Chai

Athletes strike gold in Israel for Great Britain

By Simon Fidler, July 26, 2013

Great Britain hit gold at the end of the first week of the Maccabiah Games 2013.

Sprinter Ellie Edwards won the junior girl’s 200m, Sam Shindler-Glass the junior boys 800m and golfer Tracy Capal claimed the master’s women’s net event.

Team GB also claimed silver medals in the master’s judo, boy’s javelin, fencing team sabre and boy’s 1500m track event.


Maccabiah hero emulates great-grandad’s exploits

By Lawrie Hacker, July 26, 2013

Joshua Cramer, a member of the GB basketball team at the Maccabiah Games, is following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather.

Joshua, 18, a pupil at City of London School, scored the winning three points as GB beat Turkey 47-31 — their first opening match victory in 13 years.


Team GB on top of the world at Maccabiah Games

By Simon Fidler, July 25, 2013

It has been a spectacular day for Great Britain’s Maccabiah team.

This morning, Chloe Jacobs, Hollie Fisher, Rachel Ayrton and Elisha Kramer won bronze in the girls' 4x100m individual medley.

Celebrations increased as Ellie Edwards won a bronze in the girls' 200m sprint and Sam Shindler-Glass delivered a silver medal in the boys' 1500m race.


Eight medals and climbing for Team GB

By Simon Griver, July 25, 2013

Team GB have made a strong start in an enthralling 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel with an eight medal haul.

With Israel and the US, the two biggest teams, battling out for top place in the medal table, British participants have also been frequently seen on the podium with medals won in fencing, badminton, rowing and swimming in the early days of competition.


Shulton joins Pinner

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2009

Team GB star Scott Shulton has joined the coaching team at Pinner JFC.

The Ebbsfleet United midfielder will be responsible for developing the club’s Under 16 and 18 squads.

As an energetic box-to-box midfielder, Shulton began his career at Watford before joining Wycombe Wanderers at the age of 12. He signed professional forms at Adams Park in 2008 and spent part of his learning curve on loan at Hendon during the 2007-08 season.


Table top service

August 3, 2009

Team GB Table Tennis manager Robin Ashleigh rounds-up his squad's achievements in Israel.

After many months of practice as a team, and for some individuals, four years worth of preparation since the last Maccabiah Games, the Great Britain table tennis team finally set off to compete in the 18th Jewish Olympics.


Maccabiah dorm 'had bugs and live wires'

By Marcus Dysch, July 30, 2009

Athletes from Britain’s medal-winning Maccabiah Games youth team have described their shock at finding cockroach infestations and live electric wires in the bedrooms of their Israeli accommodation.

The teenagers were due to stay at the Neveh Hadassah youth village, near Netanya, for the duration of the tournament but were relocated to a five-star hotel by Team GB bosses after just 24 hours due to health and safety concerns.


GB Open Football stars: The verdict

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2009

Having won silver in the Open football competition, Danny Caro profiles the GB stars


Maccabiah: The medals

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2009

GOLD (9)

Football: Over 45 Masters

Squash: David Lazarus Individual Masters 45+

Squash: Jack Shtein Individual Masters 50+

Squash: Team Masters 50+

Track & field: Richard Goodman 1,500m

Track & field: Richard Goodman 3,000m

Track & field: Jennifer Simmons 400m hurdles

Triathlon: Michael Bibring Over 50s

Triathlon: Oliver Ziff Junior


Cricket: Junior boys

Cycling: Danny Ackerman, Clifford Baker, Michael Bibring, Neil Lerner and Maish Weinstein (Men’s time trial)

Football: Open

Netball: Junior girls


Curtain comes down on 18th Maccabiah

By Danny Caro in Israel, July 24, 2009

There were hugs and tears of joy after new friendships had been formed and medals won, as the 18th Maccabiah Games drew to a close at Latrun in Jerusalem last night.

The official closing ceremony was an explosion of colours with athletes from rival countries trading kit and emails before flying home.

The two-week event featured a bit of everything with matches won and lost, medals handed out like hotcakes, frayed tempers , athletes visiting Israel for the first time and even some have a belated barmitzvah at the Kotel.