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  • French swimmer explains Hebrew tattoo as a family tribute

    August 2, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    French Olympic swimmer Fabien Gilot said the Hebrew tattoo on his left arm is a tribute to his late grandmother’s husband, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz.

    Gilot, who is not Jewish, said the tattoo is dedicated to his family and honors Max Goldschmidt, who has been a large...

  • 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.
  • 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...

  • Big list o’ Jewish Olympians

    August 5, 2008 | 4:50 pm


    Dara Torres on the Today Show, August 7, 2008



    NEW YORK (JTA)—The following is a list of known Jewish athletes competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing:

    United States

    Fencing, Women
    Sada Jacobson, saber

    Kayaking
    Rami Zur, 500-meter individual

    Swimming, Men
    Jason Lezak,...

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