Anger over honour for former Olympics chief Jacques Rogge

By Charlotte Oliver, February 27, 2014

The widow of one of the Israeli sportsmen killed by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympics has voiced her anger over the honorary knighthood given this week to Jacques Rogge, former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


Final heartbreak for Bychenko

By Simon Griver, February 16, 2014

Alexei Bychenko finished 21st in the Men's Figure Skating final on Friday night.

As in the earlier round, the Israel's fell again on the second jump, but recovered well to score 114.62 points giving him an overall tally of 177.06.

Full Week Two round-up from Sochi in Friday's JC.


Davidovich set sights on top 10 finish in Sochi

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, January 30, 2014

Wonderkid Andrea Davidovich has played down her chances of claiming Israel’s first-ever medal at the Winter Olympics, beginning next week.

At 16, Davidovich is the youngest member of a five-athlete delegation heading to Sochi, and she says she will use the event as stepping stone for future glory.


A little can go a very long way

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2012

Parents, we now have a duty of care to continue the incredible impact of London 2012. No doubt, the summer Olympics and Paralympics have captured the imagination and inspired a generation, just as it said on the tin. It was certainly money well spent in my eyes.

But all the efforts of the athletes, organisers and volunteers will be wasted if we forget some important lessons learnt.


Paralympians to take London by storm

By Danny Caro, August 23, 2012

We talk to some of the Jewish Paralympians from around the globe

Country: Australia
Sport: Wheelchair tennis

As a sports-mad child, Adam Kellerman loved playing football and ice-hockey, but had little interest in tennis.

But after surviving cancer, the 22-year-old from Sydney has turned his attention to wheelchair tennis.


These athletes don’t want sympathy. They just want a chance

By Danny Caro, August 23, 2012

Granted, not everyone is gripped by Paralympics fever, but give it a few days and I’m sure we’ll all be singing from the same hymn sheet. Give it a chance. That’s all I’m saying, after one member of my social circle described the Games as “cruel”.


Aleh reflects on her golden moment

By Danny Caro, August 20, 2012

Jo Aleh recalled the moment she broke the hearts of a nation after pipping home favourites Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark to the 470 Sailing gold medal.

The British pair were left in tears after missing out on the gold they so desperately craved.


Blatt dedicates medal to Israel

By Danny Caro, August 13, 2012

An Israeli finally won a medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The only problem - he was coaching the Russian Men's Basketball team.

David Blatt, who also coaches Maccabi Tel Aviv, steered the Russians to bronze following a nail-biting 81-77 victory in the third-place playoff.

"This is a very proud moment for me," said Blatt, who guided the Russians to their first basketball medal.


Olympic Games: Day 16 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 12, 2012

There was drama on the last day of the Olympics as Israeli marathon runner Zohar Zmiro collapsed at the finish line and was taken away in a wheelchair for medical assistance.

Zmiro, who was born in Ethiopia, was illl during the run, but determined to finish. He placed 81st in 2:34:59.

He collapsed at the finish line and received medical treatment before being taken away in a wheelchair.


Olympic Games: Day 15 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2012

Israel's Neta Rivkin finished seventh in the finals of the Women's Individual All-Round Rhythmic Gymnastics final at Wembley Arena.

The 21-year-old produced some more eye-catching performances in the with the hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon routines.

Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia took the gold medal.