Zum Thema: Sports

IPC Bans Malaysia for Unethical Sportsmanship

The government of Malaysia, led by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, refuses to allow Israeli athletes to participate in the Paralympics swimming championship, and were banned from hosting after the International Paralympic Committee, or IPC, took the action needed to send the right message across – sports and politics do not go together. Malaysia banned Israelis… […]

Two Gold Medals and a Dash of Hope

Just one year ago, at a major judo tournament in the United Arab Emirates, Israelis were unable to compete under their national symbols. When Tal Flicker won the gold medal, the organizers refused to honor him with the national anthem and raising the flag – as is standard in regard to any sports win. This… […]

Israeli Tech Plays the Field at World Cup

While Israel hasn’t taken the World Cup field as a team since 1970, over 100 Israeli technologies are in play in the sports tech world, from real time analysis to hydration management to digital signage. The number of Israeli startups in the sport tech arena has more than doubled throughout the year. Over 60% are… […]

Football Fans in Israel Celebrate World Cup

One may think sports is a simple yet thrilling way to bring people together, but as years go on, it seems like more and more politics tend to take the field – especially when it comes to Israel. Instead of the World Cup is a perfect opportunity to create shared space for sportsmanlike behavior, many… […]

Legendary Football Player Opens Academy in Israel

Ronaldinho, world famous Brazilian football player, is bringing his own version of sports education to Israel. After a visit to the country, he chose to open the Ronaldinho Soccer Academy school for 6 to 16-year-olds in Ra’anana, which has its own large Brazilian community. Before the school officially opens in September, they will host 100… […]

Middle East Gets Olympic Cycling Stadium

Amidst the success of the Giro d’Italia and the rise of the Israel Cycling Academy, a professional Olympic standard cycling track is under construction in Tel Aviv. Named after the “Godfather of Israeli cycling,” the Sylvan Adams Velodrome will aim to grow and promote both competitive and recreational cycling in Israel. With high hopes of… […]

Global sportsmanship fails despite Israeli victory

As the judo competitor takes his place on the gold stand, the flag is raised and the anthem is sung. This is the story for every gold medalist winner at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo Tournament – except for those sports competitors who represent Israel. Of the 12-member team of Israelis present at the… […]

Hoop Dreams and the Holy Land

He’s 34-years old, a former NBA super star, an art extraordinaire, and now a Hebrew speaker. Amar’e Stoudemire moved to Jerusalem, Israel two years ago to play basketball for Hapoel Jerusalem. Moving to Israel meant fulfilling a longtime dream for Stoudemire, and he says that he’s never felt more at home. Even though he’s not… […]

Israeli Gev Sella is Youngest Rally Champion in Africa

The youngest competitor to ever win a rally, Gev Sella, chose to challenge himself when he entered the Rally Africa Eco Race. The race, which requires navigating through dunes on motor bikes, is a doozy in terms of terrain, length and competition. The rally is a 6,500 kilometer trek through the deserts of Morocco, Mauritania… […]

Jerusalem is Making Moves

Robert Kraft has donated $6 million dollars to the development of a multi-sports complex in Jerusalem. The gift comes just in time to honor the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and the 20th Maccabiah Games, set to take place in Jerusalem in July 2017. Kraft is the owner of the NFL’s New England… […]

Israeli torch for Maccabi Games

Israel’s most famous motorcyclist brought the torch for the “Jewish Olympics” to Berlin from Tel Aviv. The flame is burning calmly, the box is secure. Elen Katz can’t take any chances – it is unthinkable what would happen if the airstream or rain were to put out the flame – the flame that was to… […]

The dancing scholars of Tel Aviv and Freiburg

The German-Israeli project “Störung” unites science and dance. The aim: further research into Parkinson’s disease. Read more: The dancing scholars of Tel Aviv and Freiburg

Dancing scholars of Tel Aviv & Freiburg

The German-Israeli project “Störung” unites science and dance. The aim: further research into Parkinson’s disease. Read more: Dancing scholars of Tel Aviv & Freiburg