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Goodman's double joy

By Brian Sacks, July 28, 2011

Richard Goodman scored a double victory in the National Junior League in Bromley. He won the 800m in 1:57.54 and the 1,500m in 4:01.50, both by convincing margins.

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Olympics incentive

By Simon Griver, July 28, 2011

The Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) has doubled the prize money for medal winners at next year's London Olympics.

OCI chairman Zvi Varshaviak announced that any Israeli gold medallists will be awarded NIS 1 million, compared with NIS 480,000 for the Beijing Games in 2006.

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I can go all the way, says Paris

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Josh Paris enjoyed his first taste of Olympic competition where he rubbed shoulders with 3,000 elite teenagers from 48 European countries in Turkey this week.

A member of Team GB's 64-man squad, Paris, 15, was selected as one of only two boys in the GB's four-man tennis team at the 11th European Youth Olympics in Trazbon.

Having breezed through the first round of the Boys singles, Paris, car

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Glory for Goodkind

July 28, 2011

Max Goodkind continued his rise up the martial arts ladder with victories at two recent judo events.

With the IAPS Judo Championships and Hertfordshire School's Judo Championships titles already in the bag, Goodkind impressed at the International Judo Championships at the O2 in Greenwich.

Goodkind took the title of "London International Champion" after winning gold in his weight category.

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Teenagers in medal hunt in Philadelphia

July 28, 2011

JCC Max Benaim and Libby Walker have been named as the flag-bearers for Team GB's 43-athlete squad taking part at the JCC Maccabi Games in Philadelphia next month.

Tennis starlet Benaim and swimmer Walker have been rewarded for their efforts in raising funds for the trip.

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Success for Simons

July 28, 2011

Savannah Simons maintained her excellent run of form by winning two titles at the Chandos LTC tournament.

The European Maccabi Games triple gold medallist won the Girls Singles final against Monisha Kochhar with an authoritative display of control and power steering her to a 6-0, 6-0 win.

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Newman jumping for joy

July 28, 2011

Josh Newman is the new British Under 13 trampolining champion.

Newman took gold with a score of 83.0 at Great British National finals at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham - winning by a margin of 0.9 points.

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Supersub boosts Haifa’s Champions League dream

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Goals from Vladimir Dvalishvili and Bamidele Yampolsky took Maccabi Haifa a step closer to the money-spinning group stages of the Champions League as they beat Maribor 2-1 in the third qualifying round first leg on Wednesday night.

Yampolsky came off the bench to give the Israeli champions a slender lead ahead of next Tuesday's second leg takes place in Slovenia.

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Israel well beaten at ICC Euro U19

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Israel made a disappointing start at the ICC European Under 19 Division 2 Tournament in the Isle of Man.

They went down by 130 runs against a France team who were dismissed for 185 in 46 overs.

Coached by national team captain Herschel Gutman, Israel conceded 49 runs in extra in an innings where wickets were shared around, with three bowlers taking two apiece

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Israelis sparkle in Champions League

By Danny Caro, July 27, 2011

Maor Melikson, the former Betar Jerusalem striker, scored a second half winner as Polish champions Wisla Krakow won 2-1 away to Liteks Lovetch of Bulgaria in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

Bebras Natcho, the ex-Hapoel Tel Aviv midfielder, was also on target, scoring the second goal for Rubin Kazan in a 2-0 away victory over Dynamo Kiev.

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