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Israel just weren't good enough, says Lustig

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Israel’s underperforming athletes have been told they have no excuses after failing to win a single medal.

Gili lustig, OCI sports Director, pulled no punches after admitting his team were just not good enough following a series of sub-standard performances.


Trials & Pre-season latest

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Clubs are preparing for the new season, which begins on September 2. You can find details for all MSFL and Maccabi Masters teams here, including clubs looking for players, players looking for club, pre-season training and trials and pre-season results.




Gold proud to lead Lions into FA Cup

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Ahead of the team's first-ever outing in the FA Cup, Danny Caro talks to London Lions manager Tony Gold.

DC: How happy are you with the way pre-season has gone?


Olympic Games: Day 13 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Several more Jewish athletes are in action on Day 13 of the 2012 London Olympics.

Steve Solomon helped Australia finish fourth in the heats of the 4x400m relay at the Olympic Stadium.

Julie Zetlin of America and Israel's Neta Rivkin were in action in the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at Wembley Arena.


Hapoel's Champions League adventure continues

By James Masters, August 8, 2012

Uefa Champions League third qualifying round second leg
Neftci 2
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 2
Hapoel win 6-2 on aggregate

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona secured their place in the Champions League play-offs following a hard-fought battle against Neftci.

Leading 4-0 from last week’s first leg, Hapoel grabbed a 91st minute equaliser to claim a 2-2 draw and leave them dreaming of the Group Stage.


Swansea want Shechter

August 8, 2012

Israel star Itay Shechter is set to sign for Premier League side Swansea City on a season-long loan deal.

The 25-year-old, who currently plays in Germany with Kaiserslautern, watched the Swans defeat Blackpool 4-2 in their pre-season friendly last night.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has held talks with the player and is confident of obtaining a work permit for the striker.


Olympic Games: Day 12 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2012

David Blatt steered Russia into the semi-finals of the Men's Basketball competition following a 83-74 victory over Lithuania.

Blatt, who also coaches Maccabi Tel Aviv, is the last realistic hope of an Israeli winning a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.


Korzits fails at the final hurdle

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2012

Lee Korzits was remarkably composed after seeing her medal hopes crushed at the last.

The three-time world champion held a place in the top two of the 10-day event but failed to impress when it matter most - in Tuesday's medal race.

Korzits told JC Sport: "I'm really disappointed as I've been in medal contention all week. It's really hard to take."


Bronze for USA star Raisman

By James Masters, August 7, 2012

Alexandra Raisman was made to sweat before claiming bronze in the women’s individual beam at North Greenwich Arena.

Raisman, 18, appeared to have missed out following her routine after judges placed her fourth with a score of 14.966.

But the American, who won gold in last week’s team event, was promoted into the bronze medal position after an appeal.


Olympic Games: Day 11 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2012

Alexandra Raisman was made to sweat before picking up her second medal when she claimed bronze in the women’s individual beam at North Greenwich Arena.

But there was heartbreak for Israel's Lee Korzits who missed out in the RS:X medal race in Weymouth in the Women's Windsurfing competition.

Korzits finished nine out of 10 to fall out of medal contention, leaving her sixth overall.