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Iranian women permitted to attend top soccer match for first time in 39 years
Hundreds of women were allowed to attend the Asian Champions League soccer final in Tehran on Saturday, a tentative end to a decades-old ban on women attending top soccer matches in Iran.
Caving to BDS, Spanish city cancels water-polo match against Israel
Danielle Roth-Avneri and Dean Shmuel Elmas
“If an Israeli team can perform in Abu Dhabi with the Israeli flag and anthem, we should also be able to play” in Spain, said Israeli Water Polo Association president Revital Cohen Gluska.
Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
Penguins hold 11-second moment of silence for synagogue victims
The Penguins’ jerseys were also autographed, and they will be auctioned to raise money in support of the victims and their families.
Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
Pittsburgh sports teams offer condolences after synagogue mass shooting
“Our hearts go out to the victims in the Squirrel Hill community and the community of Pittsburgh at large,” said Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin, following the team’s win over the Cleveland Browns
After UAE success, Israel signs ‘historic agreement’ to host world Judo competitions
During the awards ceremony, the announcer told attendees, “Ladies and gentleman, please rise for the national anthem of Israel,” after which the “Hatikva” melody was played.
Israeli judokas win medals in UAE, for first time with Israeli flag and anthem
Three Israeli judokas in the United Arab Emirates, competing in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam competition under the Israeli flag for the first time, won bronze medals.
International soccer group acquiesces to Israeli broadcast in Judea, Samaria
The Union of European Football Associations relented to a request by Israel’s national broadcaster to televise the Euro 2020 and 2022 World Cup qualifier soccer games after a year of negotiation.
American Jewish baseball players to make aliyah for Israeli Olympic team
Ten American-Jewish Major League and Minor League Baseball players are beginning the process of making aliyah next week, in order to be eligible to play for Israel at the 2020 Olympic Games.
Regev announces intention to join Israeli team for historic judo tournament in UAE
Israelis will compete under their national flag for the first time in the history of the International Judo Federation’s Grand Prix tournament.
Philanthropist Ron Lauder advocates a level playing field in soccer and sports in general
Working with Chelsea Football Club and others, an ambitious new initiative called “Red Card for Hate” aims to promote a global dialogue to combat all forms of animosity and bias in sports.
Israeli gymnast breaks world record to take home the gold
Linoy Ashram, 19, broke a world gymnastics record at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Minsk, Belarus. The Israeli team finished in fifth place overall.
Israeli men just miss making the podium at flag-football world championships in Panama
Big sports news: Israel was chosen to host the European Championships of flag football next year in Jerusalem.
Israeli swimmers win gold at European championship
Two Israeli swimmers won gold medals in the 2018 World Para Swimming European Championships in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday.
Why a soccer hooligan is smiling
Israel’s leaders need to think strategically about every major event that is staged in the country, with the first principle being “do no harm.”
Israeli sports minister: Argentinian soccer match canceled over ‘terrorism’
“This is a new-old form of terrorism which scares, deters and terrorizes athletes. This is the terrorism that causes the Munich [Olympics] attack,” said Israel’s Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev.