Beijing Olympics

Beijing Olympics: Jewish Update

We are getting closer and closer to the Beijing Olympics next month, where all the Jews whose baseball teams have nothing left to play for will finally have summer sports worth watching again. In order to get you ready, we will have periodic updates on Israeli Olympic news. First of all, NBC has some interesting coverage of Israel's Olympic history and Beijing outlook. NBC says Israel "first competed in 1952 and has since missed only the 1980 Moscow Games, which it boycotted." Unfortunately, though, much of the most recent news has been negative. An Israeli marathon runner was arrested earlier this week on fraud charges. He was released today. And earlier this month, U.S.-born Israeli swimmer Max Jaben tested positive for an anabolic steroid. Jaben is still hopeful the test will be disproved and he will be allowed...

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