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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


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


Team GB announce Tennis management team for 19th Maccabiah Games

July 17, 2012

Mark Simons has been appointed Chairman of Team GB Tennis for next year's 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Simons will be assisted by vice-chair Jan Feldman, while technical support and coaching advice will come from Ronnie Maxwell (LTA High Performance Coach), who will also serve as the GB Junior tennis team coach and team manager.


Cricket scoreboard: July 15

By Danny Caro, July 17, 2012

Find out how Jewish teams fared in the latest round of action.


Forresters 240-6 Ray Tammam 3-45
Manchester Maccabi 35
Maccabi lost by 205 runs

Trinity 83 David Glick 4-18


New-look Boca thrash joint Norstar team

July 16, 2012

Boca Jewniors have been hard at work since the close of last season, with a pre-season season already underway in early June.

The club have strengthened massively and obtained many quality players. They have shown intent by winning their first competitive friendly against Division Four rivals and new boys Norstar C, with help from their Norstar B team to give them a boost.