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Whatsapp Co-Founder Jan Koum Posts ‘Hatikvah’ to Honor Israeli Judokas

Unfazed, Tal and Gili sang the words to Hatikva from their places on the dais, where spectators could see, regardless of the noise on the speakers.

Pope Francis Invited to Launch Major Italian Cycling Race in Israel

'Being a sportsman implies competing with honor and respecting one’s opponents, irrespective of the outcome.'

Israel Wins 5th Judo Medal in UAE as Flag and Anthem Still Banned

The UAE continues to show poor sportsmanship and bad manners.

Israel Judo Winners Sing HaTikva on their Own in Abu Dhabi Competition

Showing Typical Middle East Sportsmanship: No Israeli Flag or Anthem for Winning Israeli Judo Medalists.

Tel Aviv Night Run Next Tuesday

The run's course will incorporate extravagant lighting installations, several vibrant music stages and leading DJs, and will pass through some of the city’s main sites.

Israeli Gymnast Wins Silver Medal in World Championship

Artem Dolgopyat scored 14.53 points in the global competition.

Israeli Olympic Winner Yarden Gerbi Retiring from Judo

One year after winning a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics, the Israeli judoka says, 'The fire inside me has gone out.'

Israel to Host Giro D’Italia Cycling Race, First Time Event Held Outside Europe

"We are very proud... Today the situation in Europe has many similarities to what happened at the time of my grandfather."

Israeli Bible Race Rejects Marathon Group’s Boycott Arguing False Claim

Unlike the Greek Marathon, commemorating the run of a messenger to announce the victory of the Greek army over the invading Persians, the Israeli Bible Marathon commemorates a terrible defeat of the Israelites in the hand of the Philistines.

American Karate Team Members Reflect On Maccabiah Experience

Although anti-Semitism no longer excludes Jewish athletes from the Olympics, Israel continues to host the Maccabiah Games for Diaspora Jews and all Israelis, Jew or non-Jew, every four years.

Survey Shows Deep Split among Israeli Jews over Shabbat Soccer

The Smith Institute survey proves for the Nth time that the polls yield results based on how you write the questions, or, in this case, how you cut your random sample of respondents.

President Rivlin Recalls Olympic Massacre in ahead of Munich Memorial Inauguration

First Lady Nechama Rivlin met with the Minister-President’s wife, Mrs. Karin Seehofer, together with Israel Prize Laureate for Sport Esther Roth-Shahamorov, who was part of the Israeli delegation in 1972.

Chief Rabbi: Sephardim Will Desecrate Shabbat for Soccer

"Woe," he said. "What if there were soccer on Shabbat? There will be soccer everywhere. People will come in their cars."

Chabad to Provide Kosher Food, Services, to Jews Attending Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Daily Torah seminars exploring the Jewish message behind sports and the meaning of competition will take place at one of the two Pyeongchang Chabad centers and at the Jewish room in the Olympic Village.

30,000 Israelis Clean Out Newly Opened Decathlon Sporting Goods Store in a Week

The new 3,000-square meter store is located at the G shopping mall in Rishon Lezion and offers 16,000 items in 60 different departments.

Netanyahu Betting Religious Coalition Partners Won’t Quit over Legalizing Shabbat Soccer

"This industry is funded by millions of shekels from the defense budget (e.g. policemen) and its operation on Shabbat forces the entire Jewish people to participate in the desecration of the Shabbat, and this to us is unacceptable."

Israeli League Finalist Maccabi Haifa to Embark on 3-Team NBA Tour

The Greens rank second all-time among international basketball teams in games played against NBA opponents.

Palestinian Olympic Committee Forces Boxer to Lose Rather Than Compete With Israeli

"The [Palestinian] Olympic Committee made the decision, and as a competitor I cannot oppose them," the boxer said.

President Rivlin to NBA Delegation: You Represent the Hopes and Dreams of Boys and...

"Sports have the great power to break down barriers between people from different communities."

PA Thai Boxing Champ Refuses to Fight Israeli Arab in Bangkok

Amit Madah, 16, from Kisra-Sumei, an Arab town in the western Galilee, is Israel's youth champion.

Confirmed: Death of Albanian ISIS Commander Behind Plot to Kill Israeli Soccer Team

"He was responsible for planning numerous terrorist attacks, including the failed plot to bomb the 2016 Israel-Albania soccer match."
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Poles Condemn Skinhead Attack on Israeli Soccer Team

The Polish government's statement said: "We strongly condemn aggression and violence against any person."

Israeli Boxing Champion Saves 5 Lives with Donated Body Parts

He could have chosen the easy service offered to an outstanding athlete. He preferred, instead, to serve as a combat soldier in the Sayeret Egoz special forces unit.

Bibi Gets a Kick Out of Soccer in Budapest

The prime minister has a great love for athletic sports, but as he told the team, he counts it as progress that "he didn't tear a ligament" kicking the ball this time.

Israel Designated as Host for 2018 World Lacrosse Championship

A delegation from the Federation of International Lacrosse arrives next week to inspect the stadium, brief government officials and meet with corporate moguls.

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