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  • Dutch Noah’s Ark replica sailing to Brazil for Olympic Games

    April 28, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    A Dutch Christian organization is planning to sail a “replica” of Noah’s Ark to reach Brazil during the Summer Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    Longer than an official soccer field, the vessel was built following the biblical measurements given in...

  • Swimmer’s kick puts her on Olympic starting block

    December 16, 2015 | 11:57 am

    Andi Murez, 23, is heading to Brazil next summer, where she will represent Israel as she vies for Olympic gold in five races at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    Murez, a Los Angeles native, is a rising star in the swimming world. The summer games will be her first Olympics, but...

  • Los Angeles named U.S. bid candidate for 2024 Olympic Games

    September 1, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    Los Angeles was selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said.

    Los Angeles, which has hosted the Summer Games twice before in 1932 and...

  • Gold for New Zealand Jewish sailor

    August 10, 2012 | 11:21 am

    New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh and her partner Olivia Powrie won the gold medal in the women’s 470 regatta.

    Aleh, 26, whose parents are dual Israeli-New Zealand citizens, skippered the pair into the lead from the start of the gold medal race Friday at the London Olympic games....

  • 37 Israeli Olympians set for London Games [SLIDESHOW]

    July 27, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    A group of 37 Olympians is ready to represent Israel in the 2012 London Games, which kicked off with Friday’s Opening Ceremony.

    Israel is competing in badminton, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, athletics, judo, sailing, shooting, swimming, synchronized swimming, and...

  • Israel’s Olympians heading to London thinking medals, remembering slain countrymen

    July 9, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Israelis and their Summer Olympics athletes are eyeing the upcoming London Games with excitement and disappointment.

    The athletes are hoping that for the sixth straight summer Games, at least one of them will come home with a medal. Yet they are well aware that the International...