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.


Rivkin through to Gymnastics final

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

Neta Rivkin produced two excellent routines on day two of the qualifiers to reach tomorrow's finals.

There was huge pressure on the gymnast who is Israel's last realistic hope of going home with a medal following a hugely disappointing performance from the squad.


Olympic Games: Day 14 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

Jo Aleh of New Zealand was celebrating the fourth Jewish gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, while there was some much-needed cheer for Israel as Neta Rivkin reached the final of the Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics competition.

Jo Aleh, 26, and Olivia Powrie, 24, won gold in the Women's 470 competition in Weymouth.


Zeevi's crash landing

August 9, 2012

Arik Zeevi described his devastating 43-second defeat as his ‘blackest nightmare’ after being dumped out of the men’s judo.

The 2004 bronze medallist was tipped to challenge for the main prize in London but lasted less than a minute.

Zeevi was left in tears after losing to Germany’s Dimitri Peters in the Men’s 100kg.


Kiwi Cohen lands rowing gold

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Nathan Cohen reflected on the moment he helped New Zealand win their first gold of the London Games after he and Joseph Sullivan took the Men’s Double Sculls title at Eton Dorney.

The defending world champions left it late as they moved up the field to finish in 6:31.67, powering past nearest rivals Alessio Sartori and Romano Battisti of Italy by 1.13 seconds.


Silver Fox rides the rapids to medal joy

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Jessica Fox shed tears of joy after claiming a surprise silver in the K1 kayak competition.

The young Australian shed tears of joy as she reflected on an unforgettable performance in the K1 kayak competition.

The 18-year-old journalism student from Sydney produced a real life success story of her own.


Raisman: I want to savour this moment

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

It’s been quite some week for Aly Raisman. With the Artistic Team gold medal already in the bag, the American gymnast produced two more top-class routines to claim a second gold and a bronze. Oh, and she’s also received a congratulatory call from President Obama. Not bad for an 18-year-old.


Ram: Olympic defeat will haunt us

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Andy Ram admits he faces a vicious struggle to overcome the pain and heartache of Olympic failure.

Israeli Ram and partner Jonathan Erlich were beaten in the quarter-finals in straight sets by eventual winners Bo and Mike Bryan of the USA.

And Ram, who will be 36 by the time the Olympics arrive in Rio, says this latest setback will be difficult to move on from.