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Israeli Football League Supports First Transgender Referee

in Life, Culture & Sports

Last month, the Israeli Football League (IFL) alluded to the fact that one of its referees was currently transitioning. On Tuesday, they held a press conference to support its 27-year-old referee Sagi Berman officially coming out in transition to Sapir Berman, making her the first transgender referee in Israel’s Football League.  Berman has been in…

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Tel Aviv Named the 6th Healthiest City to Live

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

Tel Aviv was recently named the sixth healthiest city in the world to live in, based on an annual Money.co.uk report. Known for its rampant vegan culture, 300 days of sunshine, hundreds of outdoor gyms, and unlimited wellness opportunities speak to why. The report itself was based on factors such as food prices, life expectancy,…

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Israeli Windsurfing and Gymnastics Take Gold in European Championships

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With the European sports Championships in season, Israelis are beginning to bring in the medals. Two Israeli windsurfers, Yoav Cohen and Shahar Tzuberi, won the gold and silver medals respectively in the men’s championship windsurfing race in Portugal. Katy Skychakov took the silver medal in the women’s run. For Cohen, “words cannot describe,” while his…

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MENA Sportsmanship Through Online Chess

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Has being locked down between the screens created a new sense of sportsmanship amidst the MENA region? Since worldwide lockdown and sports cancellations, chess sites across the internet have seen a 50% increase in usage and games played over the past six weeks. One specific online chess tournament sparked a sense of hope, and caught…

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Israeli Cyclists Ride in UAE Tour

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With their official appearance in the Tour de France, the Israeli cycling team, Start Up Nation, received an automatic bid to compete in the 2020 UAE tour. The tour began on Sunday, and is the Middle East’s largest cycling event, and the only one in the region as part of the World Tour. It kicks…

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