I can be proud of my Olympic effort, says Solomon

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

It’s rare for an Australian to finish last in a race and be happy, but there’s more to Steven Solomon than meet the eye.


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.


Peters powers home

By Brian Sacks, August 6, 2012

David Peters, 41, won the British Masters 1,500m title at Derby in commanding style.

Leading the race from start to finish, his time of 4:04.50 was the fastest winning time in the Championships for several years.

Hampstead-based Peters, who runs for Herne Hill Harriers, achieved an identical time four days later in an Open Graded Meeting at Watford.


Super Solomon reaches 400m final

By Danny Caro, August 6, 2012

Australian sprint sensation Steven Solomon reflected on another great run after reaching his first Olympic final.

The 19-year-old from Sydney qualified for Monday night's final as one of the fastest losers after finishing third in his semi-final at the Olympic Stadium.


Interview with Stan Greenberg - JC Legends

By Brian Sacks, July 26, 2012

A measure of Stan Greenberg’s reputation is the title of his latest book. His publishers insisted that it be called Stan Greenberg’s Olympic Almanack, confident that his name in the title would guarantee higher sales. The book is Greenberg’s eighth consecutive compendium of Olympic facts and figures.


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.


Sanford called up to join Israel's Olympic squad

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2012

Donald Sanford has been added to Israel’s Olympic squad following his excellent performance at the European Championships.

The American-born sprinter had looked set to miss out on the London Games, but received a reprieve after the Israel Olympic Committee added him to the squad.


Ben Cross: the challenges of playing Harold Abrahams in Chariots of Fire

By Simon Round, July 12, 2012

Ben Cross has around 90 hours of DVDs of all his film performances. So over the years it has irked him a little that he is still primarily known for just one — the first he ever made, Chariots of Fire.


Golden girls ready for London stage

By Simon Griver, July 9, 2012

In part two of our focus on the 2012 Olympic Games, we look at some of the top female Israeli athletes who will be looking to raise the bar in London

* Jillian Schwartz
Sport: Pole Vaulting
Date of Birth: September 19, 1979
Born: Evanston, Illinois, US
Honours: 2009 Maccabiah Games gold for Team USA


Sanford finishes fourth at Euro Athletics Championships

July 6, 2012

Donald Sanford finished a creditable fourth in the men’s 400m following an impressive showing at the European Championships in Helsinki.

Sanford, who received Israeli citizenship earlier this year, came home in 45.91 seconds, finishing just 0.09
seconds short of a medal position.

Olympic-bound Jillian Schwartz, another American-born Israeli, finished down the field in 11th in the final