Good Sports

The Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympics”, begins this week. And it has attracted some very impressive talent.

Like 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist gymnast Aly Raisman: (hat tip: Raphael)

And 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale, who is already here and tweeting his head off:

Meanwhile, I wonder if the Wooden Ones will be back this year.

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  • Shimona from the Palace

    I have family taking part in the competitions this year! They’re from Down Under. I didn’t know, till this year, that I had relatives in Oz :-)

  • Norman B.

    If the regular sportscasters are too staid, they should import Andres Cantor from Argentina to cover soccer and Marv Albert from the U.S. to call the basketball games.

  • walt kovacs

    games start after tisha b’av right?

    nice that raisman is going….wasnt her family also offered a free trip?