The London Olympics may have “lit up the world,” as organizing committee head Sebastian Coe put it, but for Jews the 2 1/2 weeks offered healthy doses of frustration and glory.
Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics secured a spot in the finals at the London Games.
U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman and athletes from Down Under were the story for Jewish sports fans at the London Olympics.
Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a gold medal in the floor exercise as well as a bronze on the balance beam at the London Olympics.
Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam after the U.S. lodged a protest against the original result.
Smiling 16-year-old Gabby Douglas took the Olympic Games by storm on Thursday when she won the all-around gold medal ahead of Russian Victoria Komova.
While both took to the podiums in London this week to receive a medal, 18-year-old Aly Raisman’s Olympic star was rising as 36-year-old swimmer Jason Lezak’s appeared to be setting.
Aly Raisman, a Jewish American, won the floor exercise in helping the U.S. women's team to the gold medal in the gymnastics competition at the London Olympics.
A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents' reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered more than 25,000 hits on YouTube.
American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman reached the Olympics women's artistic gymnastics finals, beating among others teammate and world champion Jordyn Wieber.
Neta Rivkin with a bronze became the first Israeli to win a medal in international rhythmic gymnastics competition.
Places you expect to hear "Hava Nagila": weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, every pop culture depiction of traditional Jews and … gymnastics competitions?
On one side of a cavernous gym in Netanya, halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa, six members of Israel's first Olympic rhythmic gymnastics team warm up in a circle, chatting softly in a mix of Russian and Hebrew while stretching their legs in effortless splits on the mat