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  • Jason Lezak likely closes Olympics career with a silver medal

    July 31, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Four-time gold medalist Jason Lezak, competing in what is likely his final Olympics, helped the American swim team qualify for the 4x100-meter freestyle relay finals.

    Lezak swam in the morning preliminaries on July 29 but did not compete that evening in the finals, when the United...

  • VIDEO: Heeb Olympics 2008—Gefilte Fish Wrestling

    August 21, 2008 | 11:48 pm



    Four modern-day gladiators do battle for the gold (a lifetime supply of Gold's mustard) in the Heeb Olympics. For more information, check out www.heebmagazine.com.
  • Mark Spitz: Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympic athlete ever

    August 17, 2008 | 4:14 am

    His hair is gray, the 70s mustache is history, he’s taking medication to control his cholesterol, and depending when you ask, iconic Jewish Olympian Mark Spitz is really pleased with the way the U.S. Olympics swimming team has fared this Summer.

    Spitz on Phelps according to...

  • Jason Lezak earns first individual medal

    August 14, 2008 | 11:33 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Jewish Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak followed up his relay heroics with a bronze medal in the 100-meter men’s freestyle.

    Lezak, whose late dash in the 4 x 100-meter men’s freestyle relay propelled the U.S. team to the gold medal and a world record, finished in a time of...

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  • The sport of sleep deprivation

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 14, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    What the 2008 Olympics taught me: Sometimes it is OK to hit mute, fast forward is your friend and it is OK if you can’t watch everything.

    When you are staying up until midnight or later to watch Team USA dive, swim, tumble, spike and cycle, you need to be as flexible as the IOC...

  • Newspaper: ‘Two Jews and a black man ...’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 13, 2008 | 5:07 pm

    Fortunately, that headline appeared in Ha’aretz and not Der Sturmer. It referred to the amazing victory Sunday by the American men’s 4x100 relay swimteam. It turns out that team was quite the multicultural melting pot.

    Cullen Jones was only the second African American to win a gold...

  • Jew, not a Jew, again

    By The Web Guy

    August 12, 2008 | 1:18 am

    As web surfers from around the globe continue their perennial quest for the secret, hidden Jews who control all sorts things here on Olam HaZeh, some, inevitably, find their way to JewishJournal.com.

    Here’s a list of recent searches. Click on the name of the suspected Jew to see the article they found:

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  • Michael Phelps

  • Helena Bonham-Carter

  • Olympian Dara Torres

  • Irvine’s Jason Lezak anchors 400-meter relay swim team for the gold

    August 11, 2008 | 4:15 am

    “I can’t even explain it, it was unreal. I’ve been a part of the two teams at the last two Olympics that came out behind, and I think I wanted it more than anybody, not just for myself, but to show that we are the nation to be beat in that relay, ” Jason Lezak told the Los Angeles...

  • Krayzelburg to Defend Record in Athens

    By Tom Tugend

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg will go to the Athens Olympic Games, thanks to placing second in his race during the U.S. qualifying trials, a feat greeted with greater acclaim and emotion than his three gold medals in Sydney four years ago.

    The Jewish immigrant from Odessa had the media,...