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‘When my baby smiles at me …’ – we go to Rio

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The Israeli Olympic athletes with President Rivlin before leaving for Rio (photo: Mark Neiman/GPO)

Published: 6 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israel has its largest Olympic delegation ever at Rio, 47 athletes competing in 17 sports. Let us know please if you find any Arab citizens of Israel in the contingent - and here are some other Olympics-related stories.

Israeli security co ready for Rio Olympics – Yuval Azulai – Globes 31.07.16
International Security & Defense Systems (ISDS) is managing security for the Games, with a $2.2 billion budget, and in coordination with 30 Israeli companies.

Seven facts about the Jews of Brazil ahead of the Rio Olympics
- Marcus Moraes – Haaretz 02.08.16
The three top officials of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee are Jewish. But what about the remaining 120,000 or so Jews who call Brazil home?

IOC honours Israelis slain in terror attack 1972 Olympics
- The Times of Israel 04.08.16
44 years after the Munich massacre, some ‘closure’ for victims’ families.

Yad Vashem opens two online sports exhibitions ahead of Rio Olympics
- Eliana Rudee - The Observer 03.08.16
These athletes saved many Jews from genocide and set an important example for humankind.

'It shows our strong will': Palestinian athletes proud to take part in Rio Olympics
- Derek Stoffel - CBC News 01.08.16
Team members see chance to tell story of their people as more important than medal count.

Lebanese Olympic team demands Israelis be removed from shared bus
– The Times of Israel 06.08.16
Udi Gal, Israeli sailing team trainer says some Lebanese representatives attempted to block athletes from entering vehicle.

Jews and Sport (II): The Olympics
July 12, 2016

Palestinian athletes going to Rio
July 2, 2016


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