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Team GB name 35-man squad for JCC Games

By Danny Caro, February 22, 2010

Following a successful trip to San Francisco last year, Maccabi GB has selected a 35-man squad that will travel to Denver for the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games in August.

Team GB has participated in the event for 16 consecutive years with more than 1,000 young people taking part in the largest event for Jewish teen athletes in the world.

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FC Team reach first London FA Cup Final

By JC Reporter, February 22, 2010

FC Team reached the final of the London FA Cup for the first time after beating AFC Mottingham.

In what manager Mitch Young described as the biggest match in the club’s history, Team were up against a the reigning Bromley & District League Premier champions. The south-east London outfit went into the game harbouring interests in five competition, amounting to a 26-match unbeaten run.

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Israeli ice dancers close to Olympic medal

By Danny Caro, February 22, 2010

Israel's ice dancing team at the Winter Olympics are in 10th place following the first two rounds of the figure skating in Vancouver.

Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky, who performed a tango on Friday night in which they gained a score of 34.38, performed ‘Hava Nagilla’ in last night's original dance, scoring 55 points.

They are 15 points off the medals, going into tonight’s final round, in which they will dance to music from Schindler's List for their free dance routine.

Americans Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, who is Jewish, are in fourth place.

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Peer into Dubai semis

By Marcus Dysch, February 18, 2010

Shahar Peer has continued her sensational run at the Barclays Dubai Championships with a quarter final victory over China’s Li Na.

Leading 7-5 3-0, the Israeli advanced after Chinese player Na, world number 10, retired injured.

Peer, ranked 12 places lower than her opponent, has been making impressive progress in the tournament from which she was excluded last year when the UAE refused to grant her a visa.

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Lions Cup win amid linesman controversy

By James Martin, February 18, 2010

Referee Tony McEvoy defended his decision not to use linesmen during the first half of a controversial JC League Cup tie in which the Lions came from behind to win.

The official was clearly rattled after an incident-packed tie during which he awarded the hosts two disputable penalties and sent off RJC left back Sam McCarthy after the final whistle for foul and abusive language.

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Faithfold stun Raiders in Division One

February 18, 2010

Goals from Darren Gurner (2), Paul Chilton and Manny Ezekiel helped Division One basement battlers Faithfold shock title-chasing North London Raiders 4-1. Ashley Davidson netted a consolation.

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Jody Scheckter's fear of Formula One

By James Martin, February 18, 2010

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Ex-Formula One world champion Jody Scheckter says he reached top despite fearing the high risks of one of the world's most dangerous sports.

The South African born Scheckter said: "The risks, which were high, were never going to stop me trying to make a career in motor sport. However, I didn't miss putting myself in danger when I retired. I lived with the risks but didn't like them."

Scheckter, who moved to London as a 21-year-old, said: "I had achieved everything I wanted to do in the sport when I retired.

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MJSL Football Round-Up

February 18, 2010

Republic of Mancunia moved to within three points of top spot after thumping Sporting JLGB 6-2 in the Joan Collins Premier Division. Olly Basger (2), Jonny Lewis, Ben Blackston, Paul Basger and Darren Loofe were their scorers.

Josh Karpf, Oli Grant and David Cohen struck as Leeds J-New Uni beat Crumpsall. Sam Bentwood (4) and Daniel Cohen (3), Jake Glbert (2) and Ben Horn eased Oakhill Lions to a 10-0 success against Westdene 2nd. Daniel Linton and Ben Byer earned South Manchester Maccabi 2nd a point against Manchester Maccabi 3rd. Marc Sheldon and Greg Louca replied.

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Maccabi Sports Programme sees rise in numbers

February 18, 2010

Following a record-breaking 2009, which saw the Maccabi GB Schools and Sports programme reach more than 3,000 young people, an increase of 20 per cent on the previous year, the Year 5 and 6 Primary Football tournament engaged 400 youngsters from 16 Primary schools.

The event featured 39 teams in total, making it MGB's largest school's sport tournament since they began over a decade ago.

Sinai beat Simon Marks in the final of the girls' tournament, winning against a strong Simon Marks team. Naima claimed the boys title after holding their nerve to beat HJPS in a penalty shootout.

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Tony Adams to speak at Finchley star's testimonial

February 18, 2010

Football Wingate & Finchley defender Craig Ellis will be welcoming former Arsenal and England star Tony Adams to the Abrahams Stadium next month.

A star of last year's Maccabi Games, Ellis, who has been at the club for 13 years, is holding a testimonial dinner on March 7 and Adams will be guest speaker.

A club spokesman said: "Craig epitomises Wingate & Finchley. As a captain, a centre-half, the longest servant at the club and fanatical Arsenal fan, Tony Adams is the perfect guest of honour for this deserved tribute."

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