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The Jewish trio in charge of the Rio Olympics, l-r: Sidney Levy, Carlos Arthur Nuzman and Leonards Gryner.

Top officials at Rio Olympics are Jewish

RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories...

Noah’s ark heading to Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — 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...

Jewish players in MLB starting line-ups

BALTIMORE — Will Joc Pederson rebound from his second-half struggle last season? Can Kevin Pillar build on his strong 2015 campaign? Will injuries derail one-time MVP...

Virtual museum is Jewish baseball nerd’s dream

CHICAGO — When Jews visit the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, they can learn about the two most celebrated members of the tribe who have been inducted into...

Jew and Arabs, running together in Jerusalem marathon

JERUSALEM — The Sixth International Jerusalem Marathon, one of Israel’s largest with some 30,000 participants from 65 countries, was held on Friday, March 18. Kenyan...

Jewish teen comes up short for ping pong Olympic dream

NEW YORK — A Jewish teen from suburban New York City came up short in her bid to make the US Olympics table tennis team and did not compete in the trials on Shabbat....

With Adelson’s help, Raiders might move to Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Sheldon Adelson met with the owner of the Oakland Raiders team owner to discuss the casino mogul’s plan to build a billion-dollar stadium for the NFL team....

Cavaliers fire David Blatt, former Israeli coach

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers fired Israeli-American head coach David Blatt, who led the team to the NBA finals last season and to the best record in the Eastern...

Israel’s female athlete of the year is kickboxer, Nili Block

By Josh Hasten, JNS THE “COVER photo” quote featured on 20-year-old Nili Block’’s Facebook page says, “When My Body ‘Shouts’ Stop, My Mind ‘Screams’...

Basketball for all in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – Israel’s first ever basketball league for people with special needs was launched in Jerusalem on Monday, Jan. 11. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat started the...