Shatilov takes European gold

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli gymnast Alexander Shatilov won a gold medal in the men’s floor exercise final at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Moscow.

Shatilov shared the first-place podium on Saturday with Max Whitlock of Britain.

It was the first gold medal in international competition for Shatilov, 26, who...
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Tel Aviv Marathon cancelled due to heat

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The full Tel Aviv Marathon, which was postponed a week due to oppressive heat, was canceled.

The Tel Aviv municipality nixed the marathon on Monday, four days before the 26-mile race, after Israel’s Health Ministry said the forecast for hot and drier than normal weather would endanger...
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Greek soccer player gets lifetime ban for Nazi salute

ATHENS, Greece (JTA) — A Greek soccer player was banned for life from playing for the national team after giving the Nazi salute during a game. In barring Giorgos Katidis, who plays for AEK Athens, the Greek soccer federation said Sunday that the Nazi salute was a “severe provocation” and...
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Man dies, dozens hospitalized from heat at Tel Aviv race

(JTA) — One man died and as many as 12 people suffered serious medical complications during Tel Aviv Marathon-connected races despite government warnings of extremely hot weather.

The municipality cut short last Friday’s races of 13 and 6.2 miles. The full 26-mile marathon was postponed to March 22 because of...
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Cleveland’s Casspi suits up again

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi didn’t hit the boards Tuesday night when his team defeated the Washington Wizards by the score of 95-90, but just suiting up for the game was to him a minor victory .

Casspi, the only Israeli-born player to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA),...
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Oppressive heat postpones Tel Aviv Marathon

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Tel Aviv Marathon was postponed for one week because of expected oppressive heat in Israel. The Tel Aviv municipality announced Tuesday that the full 26-mile marathon scheduled for Friday would be postponed because of the expected extreme high heat and in accordance with the instructions of...
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Aly Raisman to compete at Maccabiah Games

(JTA) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman will compete at the Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer. Maccabiah organizers made the announcement Monday. The games chairman, Amir Pered, told journalists that Raisman will be honored during the opening ceremony.

“We are very happy that an athlete like Aly Raisman, who...
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Two Ethiopian runners take off during Jerusalem Marathon

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Ethiopian runners who traveled to Israel for the Jerusalem Marathon took off during the race in a suspected effort to stay in the country indefinitely.

The two women, Malet Mekonen, 24, and Mahalat Zalika, 25, were seen at the starting line on Friday but did not...
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Israeli windsurer Korzits wins fourth world title

(JTA) — Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits won the RS-X windsurfing World Championships for the fourth time.

Korzits’ gold medal last week in Buzios, Brazil was the third consecutive world title for Korzits, who won her first gold medal in the 2003 World Mistral Championships.

Korzits failed to medal at last...
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Cleveland-area Jewish high schooler wins Ohio wrestling crown

(JTA) — Ryan Harris, a junior at suburban Cleveland’s Beachwood High School, won an Ohio state wrestling championship. Harris took the title in the 160-pound class of Div. III  on Saturday at the Value City Arena on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus, the Cleveland Jewish News...
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