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Champion table tennis player and Righteous Gentile, Zarko Dolinar

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A World Champion and Holocaust Hero

Zarko Dolinar was a champion table tennis player from Yugoslavia, who with his brother Boris, saved Jews during the Holocaust.

Ze'ev Friedman, Israel weightlifter killed in 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre

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Ze’ev Friedman: Pumping Iron for Israel

A flyweight weightlifter representing the Jewish state at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympic Games, Ze'ev Friedman was murdered by Palestinian terrorists.

Mordechai Spiegler

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Israel’s Captain on the Field

Mordechai Spiegler is not only the highest scorer in Israeli soccer history, he scored Israel's only World Cup goal.

Young Barney Aaron

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The Star of the East…and His Son

Barney Aaron and his son — "Young Barney Aaron" — were hall of fame boxers of the 19th century...and they were Jewish!

Stars of David on seats of Brazilian soccer stadium

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Photo Friday: Standing with Israel on the Soccer Field

To commemorate the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, a Brazilian soccer team adorned its stadium and uniforms to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people.

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei

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Iran KO’d for Anti-Israel Stance

The Islamic Republic has been banned indefinitely from international judo competitions after it forced an Iranian athlete to lose, lest he face an Israeli competitor.

Elias Katz crossing finish line in Helsinki in the 1920s

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Forgotten Olympic Champion’s Legacy Races On in Israel

Winning gold for Finland in the 1920s before making aliyah and losing his life in a terror attack, Elias Katz left his mark on Israeli sports.

Tal Brody, 1975

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‘We Are on the Map!’

Tal Brody is an Israeli-American basketball star, Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, and veteran of both the American and Israeli armies.

Agnes Keleti

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The Holocaust Survivor Who Won 10 Olympic Medals

Agnes Keleti survived the Nazis, medaled ten times in gymnastics, made aliyah to the Holy Land, and at 98 is still feisty as ever.

Support for Israeli high jumper Hanin Nasser

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High Jump Champ Attacked for Representing Israel

Arab-Israeli athlete Hanin Nasser was attacked for competing for her home country, but has received interfaith support, as well.

Zarko Dolinar

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A World Champion and Righteous Gentile

Zarko Dolinar was a champion table tennis player from Yugoslavia, who with his brother Boris, saved Jews during the Holocaust.

Israeli long jumper David Kushnir

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Jumping for the Jewish State

David Kushnir competed for Israel in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games, while also coaching Israel's national track and field team from 1970-1982.

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