Sunday, April 30, 2017
Hundreds of fans showed up at Ben Gurion Airport to welcome home Israel’s Olympic medal-winning judokas.
Jewish swimmer Anthony Ervin became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in an individual swimming event at 35.
Ori Sasson of Israel won a bronze medal in the men’s judo over-100 kg. competition.
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shahaby was booed by spectators for refusing to shake the hand of Israeli judoka Or Sasson.
Aly Raisman won the Olympic silver medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around in Rio de Janeiro.
Amar’e Stoudemire made the surprise announcement that he would be leaving the National Basketball Association to play for Hapoel Jerusalem.
Part of Ledecky’s inspiration, as revealed in a Sports Illustrated profile in June, comes from the story of her Jewish grandmother, Berta, 83.
The United States women’s gymnastics team, led by its Jewish-American captain Aly Raisman, won the Olympic gold medal in Rio.
Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi has become the first Israeli to win a medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Facebook feature has eliminated the flag of Israel in a list of countries participating in the Olympic games in Rio.

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