Latest Israel Olympic Team News

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Russian rhythmic dynasty topples, Bulgaria gets the gold

Aug. 08, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Russian rhythmic gymnastics juggernaut collapsed at the Tokyo Olympics, with dramatic back-to-back losses that sparked furious allegations of injustice in a sport famous for twinkling costumes, techno remixes and hoops looping through the air. Russia...

Rhythmic gymnastics upset: Israel beats Russia, wins gold

Aug. 07, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Her blue ribbon soared halfway to the rafters, and Israel’s Linoy Ashram spun and swirled and caught it, winning gold in a performance that ended Russia’s decades-long dominance in rhythmic gymnastics. Ashram, 22, became the first Israeli woman to ever...

Casas' 3rd homer, Kazmir help US beat Dominicans 3-1

Aug. 04, 2021 04:29 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — For Triston Casas, the Olympics feel as comfortable as spring training. That's because when he stepped to the plate in the United States' elimination game against the Dominican Republic on Wedesday, he was facing Boston Red Sox Double-A teammate...

Olympian Dolgopyat arrives home to hero's welcome in Israel

Aug. 03, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Olympian Artem Dolgopyat arrived home to Israel on Tuesday to a hero's welcome after winning Israel's first-ever gold medal in artistic gymnastics. On the ground at Ben Gurion International Airport, he soaked up cheers from the crowd, raising his...

Israel's Olympic gold victory raises Jewish identity debate

Aug. 02, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Artem Dolgopyat fulfilled a lifelong dream when he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. But back home in Israel, his hopes of trading gold wedding bands with his longtime girlfriend seem to be an impossible dream. The Ukrainian-born Israeli gymnast...

Japan rallies against bullpen to beat US 7-6 in 10 innings

Aug. 02, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Brandon Dickson, a 36-year-old nine seasons removed from the major leagues, was the first out of the bullpen and the first to stumble. Edwin Jackson, a 37-year-old released by five big league teams, was the last. Four of seven...

US women lose in soccer, win in volleyball, basketball

Aug. 02, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The quest for gold medals is on track for the U.S. women's basketball and volleyball teams after finishing at the top of their groups in pool play. The U.S. women's soccer team can't say the same. Jessie Fleming scored on a penalty kick...

Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

Aug. 01, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sunisa Lee came to Japan to win a gold medal. And she did. Just not the one she really, really wanted. The 18-year-old from Minnesota is a revelation on uneven bars, where her routines are an intricate series of connections and releases completed with so...