2020 Tokyo Olympic Rescheduled for July 23, 2021

The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers together made the decision last week because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to be Postponed Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

“The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know."

Trump Suspends Most Air Travel, NBA Shuts Down, Tom Hanks Tested Positive, Coronavirus in...

By now evidence exists on six continents that the virus has infected more than 120,000 people and killed more than 4,300.

YU Maccabees Beats Penn State to Enter NCAA Final 16

YU won the opening game against Worcester Polytechnic in a Friday game that ended just before Shabbat candle lighting.

Israeli Woman Wins Tokyo Marathon

The race was limited to only a few hundred top runners, with more than 30,000 amateur runners asked not to attend, because of the coronavirus outbreak in Japan.

Watch: YU President Slams Decision by Brooklyn College Athletes to Kneel During Israeli Anthem

“It is unfortunate that some members of the opposing team disrespected Israel’s national anthem. We are proud to be the only university who sings both the American and Israeli national anthems before every athletic competition and major event,” said Yeshiva University president Ari Berman.

Health Ministry Bans Foreign Runners from Friday’s Tel Aviv Marathon

The City said last week there were cancellations by close to 1,000 runners from Asian countries.

Israel Cycling Team Makes History Riding from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Israel Start-Up Nation will make history again in June when it becomes the first Israeli team to compete in the Tour de France.

Record 40,000 Runners Expected in Tel Aviv Marathon 2020

The current record was set in 2015 by William Kiprono Yagon from Kenya at 2:10:30 hours. Every runner who comes in under 2:07:59 will receive $40,000.

Israeli Startup Helps Create First-Ever Interactive Ad for Super Bowl LIV

The 60-second commercial first aired on a dedicated website launched by consumer-goods giant Procter & Gamble, where viewers could vote on and control the ad’s storyline.

Yeshiva University Men’s Basketball Receives First US National Ranking

The Maccabees are ranked No. 24 in a listing on D3hoops.com, voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, sports-information directors and reporters.

Jewish Comic Gets Death Threats over Kobe Bryant Jokes

"He got away with rape because all the Hollywood liberals who attack comedy enjoy rooting for the Lakers more than they dislike rape ... What a great day!"

The Night Kobe Bryant Said He Wouldn’t Mind being Jewish

It boggles the mind that Maccabi Tel Aviv had a chance to count the amazing Kobe Bryant in its ranks – and he already looked fantastic in a yellow uniform…

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.

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