July 17, 2022

World Games: Israel has “historic” top-15 overall finish

Nili Block (in blue) against Charlesy Maner in the Muay Thai gold medal bout on July 17. by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — Despite a final two days of podium near misses by Israeli athletes competing in acrobatic gymnastics and […]
July 15, 2022

World Games: Five-medal day for Israel’s Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

Israel’s Nimrod Ryeder starts his journey toward gold, defeating Poland’s Robert Henek in jiu-jitsu on July 15. by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — After competitions on July 14, Israel had five total medals at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham […]
July 15, 2022

World Games: Medals in gymnastics, kickboxing highlight first week of World Games for Israel

Or Moshe celebrates his kickboxing gold medal with coach Dror Velvord by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — On the first day of the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Team Israel took a group photo at the city’s iconic statue of […]
July 12, 2022

World Games: Israel’s Atamanov gets gold in Rhythmic Gymnastics

by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — Israel’s first medal in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham is gold, as Hatikvah was played in Legacy Arena on July 12. Daria Atamanov ascended the podium after winning the Rhythmic Gymnastics individual ball […]
July 10, 2022

World Games: Israel is first to sign memorandum with IWGA to promote non-Olympic sports

by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — On July 9, Israel’s Ayelet Federation of Non-Olympic Sport signed an historic agreement with the International World Games Association. The Memorandum of Understanding will have Ayelet and IWGA “work more closely” to promote non-Olympic […]
July 9, 2022

World Games: Israel opens with overtime win in men’s lacrosse, 14th in DanceSport

Israel Men’s Lacrosse celebrates the opening victory over Japan on July 8. by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — Israel opened its World Games competitions with a thrilling, come from behind victory in men’s lacrosse on July 8, but was unable […]
July 8, 2022

World Games: Activist waves Palestinian flag next to Israelis during Opening Ceremony march

As Israel’s team makes its way into Protective Stadium during the World Games opening ceremony, an activist was able to get near them and wave a Palestinian flag by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — As Israel’s delegation marched into the […]
July 1, 2022

World Games: Team Israel Competitions in Birmingham

Times are as of publication and in some cases reflect the ticket time for the day, not necessarily the start time for the individual sub-event, such as hoop versus ball for gymnastics. Acrobatics BJCC Legacy Arena Pair: July 15, 4:10 […]
June 29, 2022

World Games: For Mannon, Back to Birmingham, via Israel

Olivia Mannon. Photo by Jodi Applebaum by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — Three years ago, Birmingham’s Olivia Mannon was sporting a silver medal from the 2019 Women’s European Lacrosse Championship as a member of Team Israel, getting ready for her […]
June 29, 2022

World Games: Israel’s first with a team competition, in lacrosse

The Israel National Women’s Team. Photo by Jodi Applebaum By Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — The only team sport for Israel in the World Games is men’s and women’s lacrosse, and the teams are excited about taking the field in […]
June 28, 2022

World Games: Israel sending over 50 athletes to Birmingham

The Israeli delegation visits the home of Israel President Isaac Herzog, with those participating in martial arts showing that they are ready. by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — Over 50 Israeli athletes will be in Birmingham this month to compete […]