Jewish Journal

Swimmer’s kick puts her on Olympic starting block

by Allison Deger

December 16, 2015 | 11:57 am

2016 Rio Olympics competitor Andi Murez at her home training facility at the Wingate Institute in Israel.

Andi Murez, 23, is heading to Brazil next summer, where she will represent Israel as she vies for Olympic gold in five races at... read full article

  • Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has her eye on Rio 2016

    by Dvora Meyers, JTA

    November 20, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Once the music started playing — not the “Hava Nagila” tune that made her the Jewish poster child of the London Games, but something equally folksy —...

  • The ‘Who is a Jewish Olympian question’: The case of Charlie White

    by Daniel Treiman, JTA

    February 19, 2014 | 11:23 am

    Earlier this week, JTA and other Jewish news outlets  ran reports on American ice dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis winning Olympic gold. All these...

  • Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi

    by Mark Trevelyan, Reuters

    February 18, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Sochi's lone rabbi has drawn on reinforcements from the United States and shipped in 7,000 kosher meals to help cater for Jewish visitors to the Winter...

  • U.S. ice dancers Davis and White earn historic Olympic gold


    February 18, 2014 | 10:32 am

    The team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the first Olympics ice dancing gold medal ever for the United States.

    Davis and White, who is Jewish...

  • Israeli skaters perform better than expected

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    February 13, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    Israeli Olympic figure skaters won’t be bringing home any medals from Sochi this winter, but Israelis are still shepping naches from their performances....

  • Israeli speed skater falls shy of semis in 1,500 meters


    February 10, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Israeli short track speed skater Vladislav Bykanov failed to qualify for the 1,500-meter semifinals in the Winter Olympics by less than a second.

    Bykanov finished fourth on Monday in the second heat in 2:21.163 — 0.8 away from advancing — at the games in Sochi, Russia. He will compete in the 1,000-meter race on Thursday and the 500-meter race on Feb. 18.

    An immigrant to Israel from Ukraine, Bykanov, 24, carried the Israeli flag when the delegation marched in to the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony.

  • Julia Lipnitskaia and Schindler’s free skate

    by Talia Lavin, JTA

    February 10, 2014 | 10:48 am

    Julia Lipnitskaia, a 15-year-old Russian skating prodigy, took home the Olympic gold with a routine set to John Williams’ “Theme from Schindler’s List.”...

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