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.


Global stars will light up London Olympics

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2012

In part three of our preview of the 2012 Olympic Games, we focus on some of the Jewish athletes from around the globe

Country: USA
Date of birth: June 24,1990
Born: New Jersey
Sport: Gymnastics (trampolining)


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


Dream of Rio beckoning for Laetitia Beck

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2012

While Israel’s top athletes are preparing for the 2012 Olympics in London, two young golfers are setting their sights on the 2016 Games in Rio de Janiero.


Ram and Erlich relishing third Olympics

By Laura Stadler, July 6, 2012

Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram are relishing the chance to compete at Wimbledon for the second time in a matter of weeks at the upcoming Olympic Games.

Erlich said: "It will be our third Olympics,” he said. "It will be nice to be back here in London on this grass. It’s our favourite surface and we have good memories here. That will be an advantage here at the Olympics.


Peer: I must raise my game for the Olympics

By Laura Stadler, July 6, 2012

Shahar Peer admits she will have to overcome some psychological barriers if she is to push for a medal at the Olympics Games.

Peer has never been beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon and knows she will have to adapt her game on what she describes as her “least favourite surface”.


Israel's finest are going for gold

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2012

Small but perfectly formed. That is what Israeli sports fans are hoping following the announcement of the country's Olympic squad.


Israel hopes London is paved with gold

By Simon Griver, June 28, 2012

The 2012 London Olympic Games start exactly five weeks today. In the first of a series of dedicated features, we profile five leading men from the Israel squad.

● Shahar Zubari
Sport: Windsurfing
Date of birth: September 1, 1986
Born: Eilat
Honours: Olympic bronze medallist, World Championship bronze medallist, several titles at junior world level


Israel names 36-man squad for London Olympics

By Simon Griver, June 25, 2012

Zvi Varshaviak has described the 36-man squad for the London Olympics as the best quality squad Israel has sent to a Games.

The squad falls short of the 43 Israelis who represented the country in Israel in Beijing four years ago.

IOC President Varshaviak said: "We've had larger squads but this is the best quality squad we have ever had and we expect to win more than two medals."


Lee to fly the flag

By Simon Griver, June 18, 2012

The Olympic Committee of Israel is expected to name women’s world windsurfing champion Lee Korzits as the Israeli flag bearer at next month’s Olympic opening ceremony.

Korzits, 28, is expected to get the nod ahead of Beijing windsurfer bronze medalist Shahar Zuberi, because the OCI feel it is the turn of a woman to carry the flag.