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‘I want to show Jewish boys can fight,’ says Aharonov

By Barry Toberman, July 19, 2012

Dan Aharonov’s mother is not the most enthusiastic advocate of his boxing career ‑— and understandably so given that she works as a nurse. But it’s Aharonov’s opponents who have been in greater need of medical attention as he compiled an amateur record of 175 wins in 200 fights, 100 by stoppages.

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Leeds Maccabi looking for new blood

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

Steven Berke says Leeds Maccabi 1st must overcome the loss of key players if they are to challenge for silverware next season.

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Football shorts: July 19

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

Sam Sollosi was the matchwinner as Wingate & Finchley reserves earned an impressive 1-0 victory over Prestatyn in a pre-season friendly.

Gai Assulin has signed a one-year deal with Racing Santander following his release from Manchester City.

Hendon midfielder Scott Shulton has been appointed coach of Barnet FC's under-12 team.

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A chosen few will be able to realise their Olympic dreams

By Brian Sacks, July 19, 2012

Brian Sacks has been speaking to members of the community who are taking part in the Olympics as Volunteers. Their roles each entail a significant time commitment, both during the Games and in the training beforehand. They were remarkably consistent in their enthusiasm for the Games and their admiration for how they have been planned and organised

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Israel's Olympic history

By Simon Griver, July 19, 2012

Israel’s first involvement at the summer Olympics came in 1952 in Helsinki when they sent a squad of 26 athletes. Yoav Raanan achieved the best result by finishing ninth in the diving competition.

Only three athletes represented Israel in Melbourne in 1956 because the Games were held several weeks after the outbreak of the Sinai War.

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Israel will take it one step at a time, says Zinger

By Simon Griver, July 19, 2012

Having served as Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) since 1995, Efraim Zinger will be leading Israel’s delegation to his fifth Games.

“I still get thrilled about the Olympics,” he told the JC. “If I didn’t get excited it would be time to step down.”

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Lustigman: Masters League maturing nicely

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

Stuart Lustigman has described the Maccabi Masters as “an absolute success story” after confirming that a record number of teams would participate in season 2012/13.

The MMFL chairman this week welcomed three new teams that takes the league up to 17, with seven lining up in Division One and 10 in Division Two.

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Hurley is top of the class

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

Jessica Hurley, 12, cut her 800m personal best to 2:28.02 in winning her race at the Watford Graded Open meeting. Hurley, of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, jumped to 22nd in the UK under 13 rankings in the process.

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Zohar's going for gold

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

As Israel’s athletes start to filter into the Olympic Village in Stratford, Zohar Zimro will be looking to put a controversial few months behind him and conquer the world.

The Israeli marathon runner was given the green light to compete by a disciplinary committee despite failing a drugs test.

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Champions League defeat for Kiryat Shmona

By James Masters, July 18, 2012

Uefa Champions League second qualifying round first leg
MSK Zilina 1
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 0

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona’s dreams of making the group stages of the Champions League remain alive – despite suffering a narrow defeat in their qualifying clash.

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