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Maccabiah Games Close, Israel First, US Second

Israel lead the way with the final gold medal count, followed by the United States, Hungary, Canada, Azerbijan and South Africa.
Some 9,000 competitors from across the world participated in the games this year.

Some 9,000 competitors from across the world participated in the games this year.
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

The official closing show of the Maccabiah Games on Tuesday night, July 30, at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, was a huge success with athletes and spectators alike. Thousands of athletes rocked to the tunes of Israeli bands and singers including Balkan Beat Box, The Young Professionals, Orphaned Land, Offer Nissim, Riff Cohen, and Infected Mushroom.

Many of the overseas athletes, from more than 70 countries, were familiar with the Israeli songs, and so athletes from across Europe, Canada and the U.S. could be seen singing along.

“This is awesome,” said one Dutch athlete to another when Infected Mushrooms’ Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani, who are based in Los Angeles, were caming on to perform their energetic trance-like beats to a clearly infected audience.

Israel lead the way with the final gold medal count, followed by the United States, Hungary, Canada, Azerbijan and South Africa. Altogether, some 9,000 competitors from across the world participated in the games this year.

Here are the top medal winners in the 2013 games:


Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Israel 153 135 123 411
2  United States 77 60 59 196
3  Hungary 3 1 1 5
4  Canada 2 3 4 9
5  Azerbaijan 2 0 1 3
6  South Africa 1 3 8 12
7  Australia 1 3 4 8
8  Russia 1 0 6 7
9  Germany 1 0 4 5
7  Georgia 0 2 3 5
8  Australia 0 1 2 3
9  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
10  Cuba 0 0 2 2
11  Great Britain 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
 Brazil 0 0 1 1


Source: Wikipedia

About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


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7 Responses to “Maccabiah Games Close, Israel First, US Second”

  1. Ahron Ebert says:

    Why do they give a name after the Macabees? The Macabees fought against the Helenist who admired atheletes.

  2. Ahron Ebert says:

    Why do they give a name after the Macabees? The Macabees fought against the Helenist who admired atheletes.

  3. Eva Behrens says:

    Maybe the Macabees admired athletes too.

  4. Cecil Habib says:

    I did not see a single mention of the Macabees Games in the BBC, CNN, Euronews!

  5. Cecil Habib says:

    I did not see a single mention of the Macabees Games in the BBC, CNN, Euronews!

  6. Emese Bodnár says:

    Really nice table, but absulutely not try regarding Hungary. Hungary has minimum 2 bronzes in the Equestrian games. Not mentioning Fencing, Karate and Triatlon. This table is absolutely not good. (((

  7. Joy Poretzky Zweig says:

    This listings not accurate. Hong Kong had 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze!
    Where did these results come from.

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