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  • Costas recalls Munich 11 during Olympic opening ceremony

    July 30, 2012 | 10:52 am

    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.

    “These games mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 tragedy in Munich, when 11 Israeli coaches and athletes were murdered by...

  • 18th Maccabiah Opens in Ramat Gan Stadium

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 14, 2009 | 5:37 pm

              The opening ceremony last night at Ramat Gan was an incongruous mixture of kitschy theatricality and truly uplifting communal values.  Security is obviously intense at an event like this, but even so, ticketholders got to their seats by 8 p.m. and then began a bit of a...