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Former NBA player Scott Burell, who won a championship with the Chicago Bulls in 1998, at the Jerusalem International YMCA in Jerusalem, Israel, May 15, 2022.

Former NBA champions teach Jewish, Palestinian youth in Jerusalem

'We use the game of basketball to unite and educate children from divided communities here in Israel'

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Ori Sasson of Israel reacts during their men's plus 100 kg weight category final match at the Tel Aviv Grand Prix 2019 in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on January 26, 2019.

Israeli judoka Ori Sasson expected to announce retirement

'We wanted something good to finally happen, and this was the best ending there could’ve been'

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Jared Armstrong, a Jewish-American basketball player, speaks to i24NEWS in Jaffa, Israel, on May 3, 2022.

Jewish-American basketball player fights to stay in Israel

'I’m still here fighting and believe in my right to become a citizen,' Armstrong says

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Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland shoots from the penalty spot to score his team's equalizer 2:2 during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Bochum in Dortmund, western Germany on April 30, 2022.

German club Borussia Dortmund to tour Israel later this month

Eight-time German champions will play friendly match against Maccabi Netanya, visit Yad Vashem

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Omri Caspi, (L), and David Citron, founders of the Sheva Foundation

Israeli former NBA star Omri Casspi launches $50m VC fund

Sheva intends to invest in 20 companies, between $1 million to $2 million each

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France's Romane Dicko (white) and Israel's Raz Hershko compete in the women's over 78 kg gold medal bout of the European Judo Championships 2022 at the Armeets Arena in Sofia on May 1, 2022.

Four Israelis bring home medals in European Judo Championships

Raz Hershko, Timna Nelson-Levy, Shira Rishony and Gili Sharir won medals for Israel

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Timna Nelson Levy d'Israël bat la Française Sarah Leonie Cysique dans le combat pour la médaille d'or des femmes de moins de 57 ans des Championnats européens de judo 2022 à l'Armeets Arena de Sofia, le 29 avril 2022.

Israeli judoka Timna Nelson-Levy wins European gold

Nelson-Levy is the first Israeli since Yael Arad in 1993 to win the European Judo Championship

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Team Israel celebrates winning the judo mixed team's bronze medal against Russian athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 31, 2021.

In first, international judo competition comes to Israel

Hundreds of athletes are expected to join the event next year

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The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

World Cup 2022: Israel may issue Qatar travel warning

Nearly 15,000 Israelis have already purchased tickets for the 2022 World Cup

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Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Linoy Ashram speaks during a press conference on April 4, 2022, where she announced her retirement from professional sport.

Israeli gold medal Olympian Linoy Ashram announces retirement

'Athletes need to know when to retire, and as far as I’m concerned, I achieved my dream,' says Ashram

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Israel's gold medal-winning rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram blows a kiss to the crowds who came to celebrate her triumphant return from the Tokyo Olympics, on August 11, 2021.

Israel: Olympian Linoy Ashram expected to announce retirement in April

'Linoy leaves Israeli sports with a magnificent career and mainly as a model for young girls who play sports'

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A volunteer applauds during the women's slalom vision impaired event at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre in Yanqing during the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in China, on March 12, 2022.

Israel’s first-ever Winter Paralympian hits Beijing slopes

'If more women or religious people want to do sport and be religious, I want to show it’s possible to do that'

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An athlete runs during the IRONMAN World Championship Triathlon, October 12, 2019, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Israel to host first IRONMAN Middle East Championship

Over two miles swimming in the Sea of Galilee, 112 miles on a bike, and 26 miles on foot

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Moshe Hogeg, owner of Israeli Beitar Jerusalem football club, arrives to the club's training session in Jerusalem on December 11, 2020.

Israel: Beitar Jerusalem soccer team faces bankruptcy crisis

'I've seen a lot of bad times for Beitar, unfortunately, over the years, but nothing has been like this'

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Israeli soccer coach Avram Grant watches the African Cup of Nations semifinal soccer match between Cameroon and Ghana at the Stade de Renovation in Gabon, Africa, on February 2, 2017.

FIFA to probe sexual harassment charges against Israeli soccer coach

Allegations include attempts to coerce women into sex under the threat of their careers being harmed

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Hailey Kops (L) and Evgeni Krasnopolsky, Israel’s Olympians for the upcoming pairs figure skating event, speak to Jeff Smith of i24NEWS from Montclair, New Jersey, US, on January 24, 2022.

Israel's Olympic skating duo speak on Beijing 2022 hopes

Krasnopolsky says 'For us, I think we have to be in the finals - it’s not even a question'

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CEO of Baseline Vision, Michael Chojnacki, with the company's camera technology, in Tel Aviv, Israel, January 24, 2022.

Israeli start-up 'Baseline Vision' uses AI to train tennis players

The artificial intelligence analyzes the on-court data and sends it directly to the player's phone

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A person fishing in the Sea of Galilee next to the city of Tiberias in northern Israel, on June 23, 2015.

Israel: 125-hour carp fishing championship

Competitors fished for five straight days and nights on the beaches of the Sea of Galilee

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Hapoel Jerusalem fans at the basketball champions league match between Hapoel Jerusalem and Antwerp Giants, in Jerusalem Arena on December 4, 2019.

Israeli basketball player signs with Moroccan team

It is the first time an Israeli player was contracted by a team in the Arab world

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Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko wins 2nd gold in Abu Dhabi

Sets new Israeli record in the 100-meter individual medley with a time of 57.80 seconds

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Moshe Hogeg, Israeli businessman and Beitar Jerusalem owner seen after his investigation at the Lahav 433 offices in Lod, December 14, 2021

Beitar Jerusalem owner freed to house arrest on $22 million bail

Moshe Hogeg arrested over alleged fraud involving cryptocurrency, as well as alleged sex crimes

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i24NEWS anchor Jeff Smith speaks with the Israeli Szollos family - Benjamin (L), Noa (M), and their father Peter - about their training for the upcoming 2022 Beijing Olympics, in a screen grab taken on December 13, 2021.

The skiing family representing Israel at the Beijing Olympics

The 2022 Beijing Olympics Alpine Skiing competition will be held in the Yanqing District of China in February

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Taekwondo fighters from Turkey (R) and Israel compete during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on July 24, 2021.

Israeli takes gold at World Para Taekwondo Championships

Assaf Yasur lost both of arms at the age of 13 after grabbing onto a high-voltage cable

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Yoav Gabizon, soccer coach, speaks with i24NEWS in Israel, December, 2021.

Israeli soccer team starts 'Special Olympics' league

Hapoel Special Olympics coaches kids with various disabilities and is coached by professional soccer players