On the surface, a movie about a New York radio sportscaster might seem a niche project of limited appeal. But Marty Glickman was no ordinary play-by-play announcer, and the documentary “Glickman” is much more than a sports biography. Lovingly made by first-time writer-director James L. Freedman, who worked for Glickman as a teenager, the film is a tribute to a genuine Jewish hero.
The 19th Maccabiah Games begin this week. Of the 8,000 athletes from around the world descending on Israel for what some call the “Jewish Olympics,” 1,100 will hail from America.
When rhythmic gymnastics became an official Olympic sport in 1984, Alla Svirsky led the American squad. Nearly 30 years later, her daughter is taking on the same role for the United States at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, where the competition is making a comeback.
Aly Raisman, the Jewish gymnast who won three medals at last summer’s London Olympics, is joining the celebrity cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
One of the most moving letters you’ll read this year was written by Irwin Cotler, a Canadian member of parliament, to the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, imploring him to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists 40 years ago at the Munich Olympics.
Israel's State Archive released 45 formerly classified documents related to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Israel’s sports law significantly reduces the chances for its athletes to excel, a new study concluded.
Jo Aleh, the New Zealand Jewish Olympian who won gold in the sailing regatta, said part of her medal “belongs to Israel.”
One minute of silence was observed in memory of the Munich 11 during the opening of an exhibit at the Hungarian Jewish Museum in Budapest.
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.
Ankie Spitzer led a minute of silence to honor the Munich 11 that was streamed live around the world.
The Russian Olympic men's basketball team, coached by Israeli-American David Blatt, took a bronze medal at the London games.
Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics secured a spot in the finals at the London Games.
Gold-winning American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has accepted an invitation from Israel Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein for her and her family to make their first visit to Israel.
New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh and her partner Polly Powrie won the gold medal in the women’s 470 regatta.
New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh is guaranteed an Olympic medal with just one race left in the women’s 470 regatta.
A moment of silence to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the massacre at the Munich Olympics will be livestreamed from a suburban New York JCC on Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT.
The Russian Olympic men's basketball team, coached by Israeli-American David Blatt, has advanced to the semifinals.
It took 64 years, with a detour to Israel’s War of Independence, but Mitchell Flint is finally getting to see the London Olympic Games, live and in person.
U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman and athletes from Down Under were the story for Jewish sports fans at the London Olympics.
The president of the International Olympic Committee came under attack from successive speakers at a London memorial for the Munich 11.
Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam after the U.S. lodged a protest against the original result.
British Prime Minister David Cameron at a memorial event said the world should "stop and remember" the 11 Israelis killed 40 years ago at the Munich Olympics.
Was the only Israeli on the International Olympic Committee instrumental in stopping a tribute to the Munich 11 at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games?
New Zealand sailor Jo Aleh is in good position to win her first Olympic medal as her event heads into its final stretch.
Australian sprinter Steven Solomon qualified for the Olympics 400 meters final with a second consecutive personal best time.
A German Olympic rower has left the Olympic Village following claims that her boyfriend is a member of an extremist political party inspired by the Nazis.
New Zealand won its first gold medal of the London Olympics when rowers Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan took first place in the men’s double sculls event.
Jewish speakers are expected to criticize International Olympics Committee president when he attends a memorial ceremony for Israeli coaches and athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
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.
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.
Israeli judoka Arik Zeevi, who predicted he would win a medal at the London Olympics, lost his opening match and his shot at a medal.
The Israeli Olympic tennis duo of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram upset the 2008 gold medalists in men’s doubles, Roger Federer and Stanislaw Wawrinca of Switzerland.
The closure of the Milken Jewish Community Center did not mean the dissolution of a Valley delegation to the Maccabi Games. Team L.A. Milken, which had been affiliated with the Milken JCC in West Hills, will now compete under the auspices of the Westside JCC on Olympic Boulevard.
Editorial cartoon by Steve Greenberg.
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.
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.
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.
For Leslie Lyndon and the London Jewish community, it was a minor miracle.
American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman reached the Olympics women's artistic gymnastics finals, beating among others teammate and world champion Jordyn Wieber.
Athlete updates from the Olympic Games in London
Sportscaster Bob Costas remembered the 11 Israelis killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics on air as the Israeli delegation entered the Olympic stadium in London.
Italian officials joined Israelis at the Olympics in London for a minute of silence to honor the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Community leaders gathered at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum today to observe a moment of silence for the 11 Israelis killed during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. The leaders also denounced the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its refusal to hold a similar commemoration during the opening ceremonies of the London Olympic Games.
Events in Italy marking the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Munich Olympics ranged from a minute of silence in Parliament to Jewish community commemorations.
A group of 37 Olympians is ready to represent Israel in the 2012 London Games, which kicked off with Friday’s Opening Ceremony.
The Lebanese judo team at the 2012 London Olympics refused to practice next to the Israeli team.