Tuesday, December 18, 2018
An Israeli took home nearly half a million dollars in winning a tournament at the 2015 World Series of Poker.
The Russian Jewish community hosted a service at the Olympic village in Sochi, in honor of the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the 1972 games.
Jewish swimmer Anthony Ervin became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in an individual swimming event at 35.
Widows of Israel athletes killed by terrorists at the Munich Olympics took part in a ceremony in memory of the victims at the Rio Olympic Village.
David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cavaliers, will interview with the Sacramento Kings for the same position.
Three of the top officials of the Brazilian Olympics Committee, including its president, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, are Jewish.
Omri Casspi will visit Israel this week with seven other NBA players in a tour organized by a foundation Casspi formed to fight the boycott Israel movement.
Hundreds of fans showed up at Ben Gurion Airport to welcome home Israel’s Olympic medal-winning judokas.
British soccer star David Beckham said this week that he feels Jewish because of his grandfather.
Israel announced the five athletes who would compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia last week.

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