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Football Fans in Israel Celebrate World Cup

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One may think sports is a simple yet thrilling way to bring people together, but as years go on, it seems like more and more politics tend to take the field – especially when it comes to Israel. Instead of the World Cup is a perfect opportunity to create shared space for sportsmanlike behavior, many…

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Legendary Football Player Opens Academy in Israel

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Ronaldinho, world famous Brazilian football player, is bringing his own version of sports education to Israel. After a visit to the country, he chose to open the Ronaldinho Soccer Academy school for 6 to 16-year-olds in Ra’anana, which has its own large Brazilian community. Before the school officially opens in September, they will host 100…

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Middle East Gets Olympic Cycling Stadium

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Amidst the success of the Giro d’Italia and the rise of the Israel Cycling Academy, a professional Olympic standard cycling track is under construction in Tel Aviv. Named after the “Godfather of Israeli cycling,” the Sylvan Adams Velodrome will aim to grow and promote both competitive and recreational cycling in Israel. With high hopes of…

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Global sportsmanship fails despite Israeli victory

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As the judo competitor takes his place on the gold stand, the flag is raised and the anthem is sung. This is the story for every gold medalist winner at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo Tournament – except for those sports competitors who represent Israel. Of the 12-member team of Israelis present at the…

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Hoop Dreams and the Holy Land

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He’s 34-years old, a former NBA super star, an art extraordinaire, and now a Hebrew speaker. Amar’e Stoudemire moved to Jerusalem, Israel two years ago to play basketball for Hapoel Jerusalem. Moving to Israel meant fulfilling a longtime dream for Stoudemire, and he says that he’s never felt more at home. Even though he’s not…

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