Meet Roy Nissany, Israel’s First Formula One Driver

“This is yet another landmark moment for Israeli sport."

Israeli Soccer Star, War Hero, Won’t Join NIF Sponsored Project

"Once I found out, I decided to withdraw from the project."

First Israeli Team in Tour de France Gets ‘Start-Up Nation’ Sponsorship

The Israel Cycling Academy (ICA) on Wednesday announced its partnership with Start-Up Nation Central, a Tel Aviv-based non-profit organization that connects companies around the...

Russia Banned from 2020 Olympics, 2022 World Cup, for Doping

The deputy director general of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Margarita Pakhnotskaya, said the WADA decision was "well-expected."

Jordanian Refuses to Face Israeli Arab at International Kickboxing Competition

Amir Assad is slated to face an Iranian opponent on Wednesday, but the Israeli team estimates that the Iranian will boycott Assad as well.

‘Hatikvah’ Played Again at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu World Championships as Israel Takes Another Gold

Playing the Israeli anthem at the podium, which has happened twice in the last month, would not have been possible until last year, when the United Arab Emirates reversed its ban of Israeli athletes using their country’s symbols such as the flag and anthem at tournaments hosted by the UAE.

Soccer Superstar Messi Visits ‘Save A Child’s Heart’ African Patients in Israel

The charity brings children to Israel from Africa and other parts of the world for life-changing heart surgery at Wolfson Hospital.

Israel’s Rishon Lezion Becomes World Model for Chess Education

Numerous countries, including Canada, Korea, Holland, Ukraine and most recently Russia, have adopted an Israeli method for chess education developed and implemented in Israel's coastal city of Rishon Lezion.

‘Hatikvah’ Played at Abu Dhabi’s Ju-jitsu World Tournament as Israel Takes Gold

Alon Leviev beat competitors from Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, as well as an athlete from Abu Dhabi, in the final, to win the gold in the under-55-kilograms (121 pounds) weight category.

Israeli Minister Thanks Brazilian Football Club for Show of Solidarity on Kristallnacht Anniversary

The Sport Club Corinthians Paulista is one of Brazil’s most successful football clubs and is estimated to have over 30 million supporters.

Iranian Judoka Becomes ‘Recognized Refugee’ in Germany

“Now I can fully concentrate on judo and the preparation for the next IJF events and for the Olympic Games.”

Puma Sportswear Facing Global BDS Boycott Over Sponsorship of Israel Football Association

The only cure for evil is good. Go to a sports store and buy Puma, even if it is only a small, symbolic purchase, and show your support for this firm.

Israeli Team Returns Victorious With 4 Medals From International Kickbox Championship

The Israeli team included 13 athletes consisting of nine men and four women.

Samaria Resident Takes Gold in 2019 European Acrobatics Championship

Friedman receives an athletic scholarship from the Samaria Regional Council, as well as funding for his flights abroad to participate in competitions.

Home Run: Danny Valencia from Sunshine State to Jewish State

“We kept our hats on for our national anthem—to show that God is above. We took our hats off for the national anthems of the other countries.”

Saudi Soccer Team Catching Flak for Going through Israel to Ramallah Match

Back in 2018, the Saudis refused to play the PA team in Ramallah in a FIFA qualifying match, and the game was played in Jordan instead.

Israeli Cyclists to Compete in 2020 Tour de France

The ICA's Canadian billionaire sponsor Sylvan Adams, who made Aliyah in 2015 and lives in Tel Aviv, has been eager for his team to step up to the Tour de France.

Israel’s National Baseball Team Beats S. Africa 11-1 to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Kurtz's plan—which worked stunningly—was to recruit Jewish American players, get them to make aliyah in an accelerated process with the help of Nefesh B'Nefesh, then become the best team in Europe.
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Defecting Iranian Judoka: I was Ordered to Throw the Match

He followed his orders because the Iranians threatened his family.
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Egyptian Judo Association: Mohamed Abdel Aal Refused Israeli Winner’s Handshake over Bad Refereeing

This is not the first time an Egyptian judoka refuses to shake the hand of an Israeli rival who had defeated him.

Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki Crowned World Champion in Tokyo

“I came close to losing but I gave it everything and I never stopped believing."

German Soccer Club Condemns Own Fans for Calling Director ‘Jewish Pig’

CFC has been mired in an ongoing fight with its far-right supporters for a few months now, and has already lost some of its older fans as far-right hooligan presence has increased.

Cavaliers’ Former Israeli Coach David Blatt Announces He Has MS

"I’m a coach and my job is to lead, to teach and inspire many people. The fact that I’m not that mobile or active does not affect my mental ability to do these things."

NBA Veteran Omri Casspi Comes Home to Tel Aviv

"Today Maccabi signed up not just a player, it signed up a fan."

Maccabi Haifa Fans Beaten in Strasbourg as Police Bans Israeli Flags from Tonight’s Game

Even before the Wednesday attack, Strasbourg police issued extremely restrictive instructions to the fans of Maccabi Haifa.

President Hosts Israel’s Magical Under-20 Basketball Team After 2nd Straight European Championship

"I take my hat off to you all, not only on behalf of the State of Israel, but also as a person who has been a sports fan for 70 years, from the age of 10."

We’re #1: Israeli Baseball Finishes First

The win at the European Championship qualifiers in Stockholm qualifies team Israel for a place in next summer’s prestigious U18 European Championships.

JIbril Rajoub Loses FIFA Appeal, Suspension Upheld

FIFA convicted Rajoub of breaching Article 53 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code for inciting hatred and violence.

Israeli Arab Champion Threatened by Anti-Zionist NGO

"We are hopeful that you will reconsider this participation, and cause the Occupation to miss an opportunity to take advantage of your high-jump to improve their image by jumping on the wounds of our Palestinian nation."

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